An Alternative and an Adjunct
Despite the availability of multiple treatment options for SD, clinicians and patients are both interested in alternative options that may enhance patient safety and satisfaction. Steroid-free Promiseb Cream is a useful new addition to the treatment palette. The product’s fast-acting antiinflammatory action, shown to be similar to that of desonide %, may obviate the need for topical corticosteroids in management of mild to moderate SD. Promiseb Cream presents a suitable alternative to slower-acting TIMs, which may be contraindicated in the youngest SD patients (under age two).
Corticosteroids are generally teratogenic in laboratory animals when administered systemical-ly at relatively low dosage levels. The more potent corticosteroids have been shown to be ter-atogenic after dermal application in laboratory animals. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women on teratogenic effects from topically applied corticosteroids. Therefore, topical corticosteroids should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Drugs of this class should not be used extensively on pregnant patients, in large amounts, or for prolonged periods of time.
Phimosis, promounced as ‘fi moze is’ is a condition where there is the inability of the foreskin of the boys or men to pull back from its normal position on the head of the penis or glans. This is a normal condition for baby boys but as they grow up, normally the skin in the tip of the glans can be drawn back as the foreskin supposedly loosens. When they become 3 years old, 0% of the uncircumcised boys should be able to pull back their foreskin from the tip of their penis. 17 year old males where 97% of these males are expected to fully pull back their foreskin. Paraphimosis , or sometimes known as adult phimosis, is a condition when the foreskin is taken behind the corona of the penis and cannot return to its normal position which causes entrapment of the glans, thus, blocking the supply of the blood. When this happens, it can result to severe painful conditions.