Impact of skin disorders on quality of life
Even though most skin conditions are not life
threatening, many are clinically burdensome and cause
substantial deficits in quality of life. Conditions such
as acne and psoriasis may be associated with depression.
Moreover, some conditions are often permanent, and can
have a life long impact on one's appearance. The
individual may feel isolated from the society.
Therefore, proper and quick treatment of skin disorders
is essential in helping patients with these conditions.
Skin care is an important foundation for all patients
with skin disorders. As the patient's preference plays a
large role in making patients adhere to their
medication, it is important that patients are counseled
on treatment options. Apart from the active ingredient,
the choice of vehicle in which the medicament is
dispensed also plays an important role.
The vehicle in which a certain product is delivered can
affect how this medication reaches the site of action.
For Eg - systemic corticosteroids which are ingested or
injected intramuscularly, topical corticosteroids must
reach their target cells by first diffusing across the
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