|Document ID (ISN)||74575|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Berndt U., Wigger-Alberti W., Gabard B., Elsner P.
||Efficacy of a barrier cream and its vehicle as protective measures against occupational irritant contact dermatitis
||Feb. 2000, Vol.42, No.2, p.77-80. Illus. 14 ref.
||In a randomized, double-blind study, a new barrier cream and its moisturizing vehicle were compared regarding their skin compatibility, efficacy and resulting acceptance. Two panels of 25 hospital nurses each with mild signs of skin irritation were asked to use one of the test products (barrier-cream or vehicle) over a period of four weeks. Effects of both types of preparations were studied weekly. No significant differences were found between the barrier cream and its vehicle. In both groups, clinical skin status improved and stratum corneum hydration increased significantly during the study period. Both preparations were well tolerated and accepted, thus showing both skin protection and skin care. These results contribute to the debate as to whether a strict distinction between "skin care" and "skin protection" products is justified.
||irritation; barrier creams; nursing personnel; dermatitis
||skin wetness; comparative study; erythema
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Switzerland; Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services