A novel dermo-cosmetic product containing thermal spring water, sucralfate, copper sulfate, and zinc sulfate in the management of hand eczema
Received 23 November 2017
Accepted for publication 4 May 2018
Published 16 July 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 373—381
Checked for plagiarism Yes
Review by Single anonymous peer review
Peer reviewer comments 2
Editor who approved publication: Dr Jeffrey Weinberg
Virginie Ribet,1 Ewa Mielewczyk,2 Anne Sirvent,3 Victor Georgescu,4 Ana Beatris Rossi1
1Clinical Development Department, Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetics, Toulouse, France; 2Dermscan Poland Sp. z.o.o., Gdańsk, Poland; 3Pharmascan-Dermscan Group, Villeurbanne, France; 4Medical Department, Laboratoires Dermatologiques Avène, Lavaur, France
Background: The regular use of cosmetic products plays a role in the management of hand eczema (HE) and aids in improving barrier function reducing dryness, roughness, pruritus and improving quality of life (QoL). The aim of this open-label study was to assess the efficacy and the reparative effect of a dermo-cosmetic product on subjects suffering from HE after 7 and 21 days of daily application.
Methods: The product was a water-in-oil (W/O) emulsion containing the active ingredients Avène thermal spring water, sucralfate, and copper and zinc sulfates. In total, 32 subjects suffering from either contact dermatitis or climatic dermatitis participated in the trial. The modified total lesion symptom score and physician global assessment scores were used to describe the severity of HE. The safety of the product was assessed through clinical scoring. The subjective tolerance, and acceptance, were documented using a self-assessment questionnaire completed by the subjects. The impact of the dermatosis on QoL was evaluated using the Dermatology Life Quality Index.
Results: After 7 days of application, both the physician and subjects noticed a significant improvement in HE. The formula was very well tolerated and accepted. These benefits were correlated with a significant improvement in QoL.
Conclusion: The W/O emulsion used in this study demonstrated real benefits for the subjects suffering from contact dermatitis and climatic dermatitis.
Keywords: climatic/irritant/occupational hand dermatitis, hand eczema, repairing barrier cream, healing dermo-cosmetic, sucralfate, thermal water
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