A double-blind study comparing the effect of glycerin and urea on dry, eczematous skin in atopic patients.

@article{Lodn2002ADS,
  title={A double-blind study comparing the effect of glycerin and urea on dry, eczematous skin in atopic patients.},
  author={Marie Lod{\'e}n and A Andersson and Chris Anderson and I M Bergbrant and Thomas Fr{\"o}din and Hans Ohman and M Sandstr{\"o}m and Tore S{\"a}rnhult and Ewa Voog and Berndt Stenberg and Eva Pawlik and Anna Preisler-H{\"a}ggqvist and {\AA}ke Svensson and Magnus Lindberg},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica},
  year={2002},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={45-7}
}
Moisturizing creams have beneficial effects in the treatment of dry, scaly skin, but they may induce adverse skin reactions. In a randomized double-blind study, 197 patients with atopic dermatitis were treated with one of the following: a new moisturizing cream with 20% glycerin, its cream base without glycerin as placebo, or a cream with 4% urea and 4% sodium chloride. The patients were asked to apply the cream at least once daily for 30 days. Adverse skin reactions and changes in skin dryness… CONTINUE READING
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