Caustics and Escharotics

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Chapter: Essential pharmacology : Drugs Acting On Skin And Mucous Membranes

Caustic means corrosive and Escharotic means cauterizer. These chemicals cause local tissue destruction and sloughing. An escharotic, in addition, precipitates proteins that exude to form a scab—gets fibrosed to form a tough scar.


CAUSTICS AND ESCHAROTICS

 

Caustic means corrosive and Escharotic means cauterizer. These chemicals cause local tissue destruction and sloughing. An escharotic, in addition, precipitates proteins that exude to form a scab—gets fibrosed to form a tough scar. They are used to remove moles, warts (including genital warts) condylomata, papillomas and on keratotic lesions. Care is needed in their application to avoid ulceration. It is believed that all microorganisms are killed during cauterization, but this is not always so.

 

Podophyllum resin As 10–25% alcoholic solution or suspension in mineral oil.

 

PODOWART 20% paint; CONDYLINE 0.5% podophyllotoxin soln.

 

Silver nitrate As toughened silver nitrate sticks or pencils

 

Phenol  As 80% w/w solution.

 

Trichloroacetic acid As crystals or 10–20% solution to cauterise adenoids; dilute solution is used to promote peeling of frackled skin.

 

Glacial acetic acid Undiluted.

 

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