Topical silicone gel reduces itchiness, roughness of burn scars

09/2/2010 |

A topical silicone gel did not perform significantly better than a placebo in improving burn scar appearance, but it did reduce itching and roughness in a clinical trial conducted in the Netherlands. The Meda Pharma gel, Dermatix, works like silicone sheets but dries to form a thin, flexible coating that does not restrict movement and may improve compliance.

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