Pramoxine containing topical formulation of eberconazole in the management of dermatophytosis in India: a consensus statement
Keywords:Dermatophytosis, Corticosteroids, Eberconazole, Pramoxine, Tronothane hydrochloride, Azoles
Dermatophytosis, a superficial fungal infection has attained significant extents among Indian population. Its clinical presentation is diverse, often in terms of morphology, severity type and involvement of all age groups. Management of dermatophytosis has become an important public health issue in India. Cases of steroid modified dermatophytosis are being encountered frequently, mostly caused due to the inadvertent use of steroid in combination with topical antifungal agents. This combination is available over the counter and is often used for the management of inflammation and pruritis associated with the disease. Current treatment recommendations must be reviewed as per the current clinical scenario of the disease. Thus, a topical formulation of an anti-itch agent like pramoxine and antifungal agent with an anti-inflammatory property like eberconazole holds a promising treatment approach for dermatophytosis. This article focuses on the challenges encountered in the management of dermatophytosis and strategies for optimizing treatment for better patient outcomes. An expert’s panel discussion was conducted involving fifteen dermatologists all over India, during which modified Delphi method was executed for a set of nine statements. Agreement of more than 75% was set to reach the consensus. This consensus document was developed to review the available evidence and make recommendation based on the expert group’s opinion for the use of pramoxine containing topical formulation of eberconazole, as it provides the benefit of having an anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic activity in a single formulation, where pramoxine can be utilised as an excipient to combat pruritis associated with dermatophytosis.
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