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Better compliance in AD skin care with novel emollient stick

An emollient in a stick format is applied more often during the day and, thus, is able to improve pruritus and quality of life [1].

The daily use of skin moisturising creams or emollients along with avoidance of specific and unspecific irritants play a crucial role in the management of atopic dermatitis (AD). However, the repeated application of an emollient during the day interferes with the usual daily activities. An emollient in a stick format might facilitate the use and can be applied whenever the skin feels dry during the day. A recent study assessed the use of a stick in addition to an emollient balm and its influence on AD symptoms in 69 patients with mild-to-moderate AD. The stick contained the anti-inflammatory agent madecassoside, shea butter to support the barrier function, and zinc gluconate for its anti-bacterial properties.

All patients had a SCORing Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) score ≥2 at the screening visit. They were advised to appl...



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