This condition can often be very painful for patients. Often this pain does not respond to traditional painkillers and requires some other form of therapy. Compounding can expand options for treatment to help the patient find a treatment that works for them. Combination of alpha lipoic acid and superoxide dismutase leads to physiological and symptomatic improvements in diabetic neuropathy.
Fungal Skin Infections
Fungus can cause many infections like athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch, and others. Many over the counter and prescription treatments are available, but as resistant strains are found a new treatment may need to be used. The combination of the usual antifungal and ibuprofen has been shown to be a successful alternative. Antifungal activity of ibuprofen alone and in combination with fluconazole against Candida species.
This condition causes excessive sweating can be harmful psychologically and social for the person it affects. This could be an especially harmful problem with athletes. Topical treatments are the most common treatment and compounded possibilities include aluminum chloride solutions or topical methenamine. Comparison of topical methenamine, glutaraldehyde and tap water Iontophoresis for palmoplantar hyperhidrosis.
Treatment options for hyperhidrosis
Iontophoresis & Phonophoresis
Certain conditions, including onychomycosis, plantar fasciitis, and plantar warts can be treated with iontophoresis or phonophoresis. This is where small electrical charge or ultrasound is used to deliver a topical mediation deeper into the body. Solutions can be compounded for these treatments. New therapeutic options for onychomycosis.
Treatment of plantar fasciitis by iontophoresis of 0.4% dexamethasone. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Treatment of plantar verrucae using 2% sodium salicylate iontophoresis.
This skin condition is currently rarely treated as it is usually a self-limiting infection. Sometimes an infection can cause secondary skin infections, or the infection may not go away on its own if the patient’s immune system is weak. In these cases treatment may be necessary. Treatment of molluscum contagiosum with silver nitrate paste.