Title: Principles and differences of external treatment in children
- Henryk Szarmach, Aleksandra Wilkowska
- Review articles
- Clinical Dermatology
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- external treatment, children, differences, side effects
On the grounds of the pertinent literature and own experience the authors discuss some aspects in the topical treatment of children. In the entirety of the problem being discussed, it has been pointed out, among others, that external treatment in newborns and elderly children must be applied with the special inclusion of great carefulness. This kind of procedure results, among others, from the incomplete development (especially in premature infants) of physiological function of defensive barrier of the skin and, what is in connection with the above, a greater risk of different side effects. This fact is to be connected with a greater absorption of pharmacological substances through the skin. Beside that, many other factors favourable in the appearance of side effects brought about by topically applied drugs have been discussed. What is more, most frequenthy applied drugs in topical application in the treatment of children have been named. The age of children, the place of skin changes and degree of their intensity should be taken into consideration before the treatment. Attention has been drawn to great luck in scientific investigations in to the problem under discussion, as well as the reasons for what is connected with that aspects.