Posted by: Steven | 2005/07/28

Efudix skin ointment

Prescribed for facial sun skin damage. Was told to apply to a spot for 4 weeks. Surely one can stop after 2 weeks if ulceration has occured with watery substance draining and scabs forming? Or must one persist for 4 weeks? Thanks!

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According to the manufacturer the affected part of the skin will, after a few days (usually three to five), go red and may, in some cases, even blister and weep. They recommend that once the reaction has started, and provided it is not too sore or severe, to continue the application of the cream for the full course of treatment. However, if in doubt, consult your doctor and he/she will advise as to whether you should continue treatment.

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