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Menthol, Camphor and Other Topical Treatments

  • Laurent MiseryEmail author


Many topical treatments are used in the treatment of localized itch but controlled clinical trials are often lacking. Hence, menthol and derivates, camphor, urea, anesthesics, antihistamines, doxepin, calamine, methylene blue, raffinose, salicylates and strontium nitrate can be used. Prostangandin D2 agonists might be used in the future.


Menthol Camphor Urea Anesthesics Antihistamines Doxepin Calamine Methylene blue Raffinose Salicylates Strontium nitrate Prostangandin D2 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Neurosciences of Brest, and Department of DermatologyUniversity Hospital, and University of BrestBrestFrance

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