Tolerability and efficacy of a medical device repairing emollient cream in adults with chronic hand dermatitis.
J Cosmet Dermatol. 2018 Sep 08;:
Authors: Thouvenin MD, Bacquey A, Nocera T, Rossi AB
BACKGROUND: Emollients are recommended for managing chronic hand dermatitis (CHD). Medical device repairing emollient creams (MDRECs) are suitable for treating CHD-associated skin lesions, unlike most cosmetic emollient products that can only be used on healthy skin.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the tolerability and benefit of a MDREC, Dexyane MeD® , in adults with CHD.
METHODS: In an open-label study, adults aged 18-65 years with mild-to-moderate CHD were instructed to apply the MDREC on both hands twice daily for 3 weeks. Investigators assessed tolerability and CHD severity on days 1, 8, and 22. Subjects assessed CHD severity weekly and completed the Dermatology Life Quality Index on days 1, 8, and 22. Differences from baseline were compared by Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-rank test or paired t test. Satisfaction with the MDREC was assessed by subjects.
RESULTS: Forty subjects were included and completed the study. Tolerability was good to excellent for all subjects. Subjects and investigators reported decreased severity of CHD at days 8 and 22 compared with Day 1 (P < 0.001), and subjects reported decreased pain and pruritus (P < 0.001). Quality of life improved, and most subjects were satisfied with the MDREC’s characteristics and application.
CONCLUSIONS: The MDREC was well tolerated and may help manage mild-to-moderate CHD.
PMID: 30195267 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]