Application of Medical Moisture Retention Cream (ALHYDRAN®), A New Option in the Treatment of Venous Eczema
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Method: In an open case series, 18 patients attending an outpatient wound clinic with moderate venous eczema(maximum TIS score<3) participated. MMRC was applied twice a day and its use was clinically assessed for 4consecutive weeks. Next to the registration of patient characteristics and capturing the clinical details of the skinlesions in weekly pictures, a VAS scale to assess the patients’ and caregivers’ experience with the treatment wasused.
Results: During the application of MMRC, the signs and symptoms of a dry, itchy, scaly, crusty and erythematousskin, fainted in all patients. The skin condition of most participating patients improved and there was also a visiblybetter skin hydration status in all patients. Relevant aspects such as ‘night rest’, ‘mood’ and ‘social participation’improved, except for 2 patients. The clinical skin condition of one of these deteriorated in a week, which was notrelated to the use of MMRC. No side effects to the use of MMRC were observed. The wound care experiencednurses assessed MMRC as effective and feasible.
Conclusion: This study shows that MMRC is effective, safe, and feasible in the treatment of venous eczema.Future Randomized Controlled Trials are necessary to compare the efficacy and feasibility of MMRC