Dermatology Book


Topical Lotion

Aka: Topical Lotion
  1. See Also
    1. Topical Preparation Base
    2. Topical Gel or Topical Liquid (most similar to lotions)
    3. Topical Cream
    4. Topical Ointment
    5. Topical Paste
    6. Topical Powder
    7. Topical Preparations for the Scalp (Topical Foam, Shampoo, or Mousse)
  2. Indications
    1. Oozing Lesions
    2. Lesions in hairy areas
  3. Advantages
    1. Penetrates skin easily
    2. Leaves minimal residue
    3. Lotions contain Alcohol that provides drying effect
    4. Least greasy and occlusive of all Preparation Bases
  4. Disadvantages
    1. Least potent vehicle for medication delivery

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