Coconut Oil as a Therapeutic agent in Medication Induced Contact Dermatitis

Published on:November 2020
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2020; 13(4):355-358
Case Report | doi:10.5530/ijopp.13.4.60


Coconut Oil as a Therapeutic agent in Medication Induced Contact Dermatitis


Authors and affiliation (s):

Sai Karthik Dhondi1, Ushasree Puneem1, Ashwini Guttedar2, Kalpana Bommakanti1, Vasudeva Murthy Sindgi3,*

1Department of Pharmacy Practice, Jayamukhi College of Pharmacy, (Affliated to Kakatiya University), Narsampet, Telangana, INDIA.

2Dr. Ashwini Guttedar, Ashwini Derma Care, Hanamakonda, Telangana, INDIA.

3Department of Pharmacology, Jayamukhi College of Pharmacy, (Affiliated to Kakatiya University), Narsampet, Telangana, INDIA.

Abstract:

Penile Candidiasis is said to be an infection of the penis caused by the yeasts from the genus Candida. Contact dermatitis is an intense or incessant skin inflammation brought about by cutaneous association with a substance, biologic, or physical agent. The location and shape of the rash provide important clues to the cause of the allergen. The power of the response relies upon the level of affectability and centralization of the antigen. The most probable diagnosis is neomycin induced contact dermatitis. The treatment of candidiasis is often challenging, with inadequate response to agents to treat the condition, reported in the literature. We report a case of a 24-yearold Indian male who presented with recurrent itching of glans and prepuce, dryness, peeling skin. After failing conventional treatment regimens, the patient received a trial of coconut oil with beclomethasone+clotrimazole cream. Complete resolution of cutaneous lesions reported after 2-3 days.

Key words: Candidiasis, ICD, Neomycin, Mount test, Coconut oil.




 

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