II. Indications

  1. Lesions on scalp or hairy areas
  2. Oozy or wet lesions

III. Advantages

  1. Jelly-like consistency that may be soothing to inflammatory lesions (e.g. Poison Ivy)
  2. Quick drying
  3. Does not cause hair matting

IV. Adverse Effects

  1. Gels may be irritating in some cases

V. Disadvantages

  1. Must apply frequently (evaporates easily)
  2. Lower potency medication delivery vehicle than Topical Ointments and Topical Creams

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