Survey results also revealed certain chronic pain conditions may be benefiting more than others from incorporating an adjuvant topical/transdermal analgesic (Figure 2). 1 Five months into the OPERA trial, for arthritis-related conditions, there was a % decrease ( P <) in the percentage of patients reporting a primary complaint, concerning pain or some other symptoms. 1 Treatment of neuropathy or radiculopathy also resulted in improvements results, with a % decrease ( P <) in the frequency of primary pain/symptom complaints. 1
Weaker topical steroids are utilized for thin- skinned and sensitive areas, especially areas under occlusion, such as the armpit, groin, buttock crease, breast folds. Weaker steroids are used on the face, eyelids, diaper area, perianal skin, and intertrigo of the groin or body folds. Moderate steroids are used for atopic dermatitis , nummular eczema , xerotic eczema , lichen sclerosis et atrophicus of the vulva , scabies (after scabiecide) and severe dermatitis . Strong steroids are used for psoriasis , lichen planus , discoid lupus , chapped feet, lichen simplex chronicus , severe poison ivy exposure, alopecia areata , nummular eczema, and severe atopic dermatitis in adults.