How Do Topical Skin Products Work?

Reviewed on 9/28/2021

HOW DO TOPICAL SKIN PRODUCTS WORK?

Topical skin products are used topically to treat:

Topical skin products relieve itching and inflammation associated with various skin conditions. Some products reduce pain associated with osteoarthritis, minor strains, sprains, and contusions. Topical skin products may treat various skin conditions by:

  • Exerting a mild local anesthetic effect
  • Protecting the skin from further damage
  • Moisturizing the skin 
  • Reducing inflammatory cells that are released in various conditions
  • Stimulating hair follicles and increasing blood circulation

HOW ARE TOPICAL SKIN PRODUCTS USED?

Topical skin products are used topically to treat:

  • Eczema
  • Burns
  • Itching associated with minor burns, minor skin irritation, sunburn, eczema, or psoriasis 
  • Pain associated with osteoarthritis, minor strains, sprains, and contusions
  • Hair fall
  • Dermatitis
  • Alopecia
  • Genital warts
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Dandruff
  • Seborrhea
  • Tinea versicolor

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF TOPICAL SKIN PRODUCTS?

Some of the side effects of topical skin products include:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

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WHAT ARE NAMES OF TOPICAL SKIN PRODUCTS?

Generic and brand names of topical skin products include:

References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/topical-skin-products

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