was developed in France initially to treat radiation dermatitis in hospitals, then as a postsunburn treatment marketed directly to French consumers.
If wound drainage is minimal, another treatment option is Biafine
, a trolamine cream often used to promote healing in burn patients, she said.
Makers of Biafine
, WDE, which provides deep dermal hydration, replenishes natural skin barrier function, fights maceration, recruits macrophages for rapid granulation, epithelialization/wound closure of partial/full thickness wounds, and first- or second-degree burns and dry skin conditions.
I once had a patient who described great relief with WBC after a Fraxel laser treatment, when her face felt like it was "on fire" despite refrigerated topical Biafine
, cold air, and ice packs.
In a press release, the company said the costs would range from $50 to $115; the products currently include Aldara (imiquimod 5%) Cream ($85); Altreno (tretinoin) lotion 0.05% ($115), Atopiclair nonsteroidal cream ($75), Benzamycin topical gel (erythromycin-benzoyl peroxide gel) ($75), Biafine
Emulsion Topical Cream ($50), Efudex (fluorouracil) Topical Cream 5% ($85), Locoid Lipocream (hydrocortisone butyrate) Cream 0.1% ($75), and Retin-A (tretinoin) Cream ($95).
Randomized phase III study comparing Best Supportive Care to Biafine
as a prophylactic agent for radiation-induced skin toxicity for women undergoing breast irradiation: Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 97-13.
Szumacher et al., "Phase II study assessing the effectiveness of Biafine
cream as a prophylactic agent for radiation-induced acute skin toxicity to the breast in women undergoing radiotherapy with concomitant CMF chemotherapy," International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol.
(ii) Group II: standard treatment group (the standard method applied to treat second-degree burn with Biafine
cream/third-degree burn with Silvirin).
Quanto aos produtos utilizados na presenca de descamacao umida, tem-se: violeta de genciana (3-5,7,9); sulfadiazina de prata (3,5,8,9); esteroides topicos, como o creme hidrocortisona (3,9,10) e betametasona (5); gaze com vaselina (7); solugel (6); biafine
, eosin (3,4,8,9), neosporim (3); talco em po (6,8,10); limpeza da ferida com solucao fisiologica (8); iodine (5) %, kaltostat, jelonet (4), uso de coberturas oclusivas como de poliuretano, hidrocoloide e de silicone nao aderente, hidratantes de pele (8,9).
In the literature, a wide variety of topical agents such as corticosteroids, Aloe Vera, Biafine
cream, hyaluronic acid, Sucralfate, Dexpanthenol, and vitamin E have been used in acute radiation-induced dermatitis.
The chemicals are ingredients in a variety of drugs, including Biafine
(used for treating skin burns), Drill (used in cough syrups) and Zyrtec (anti-itching and sneezing).