Sophie's Case

Sophie's Case

A mother approached dermatologist Dr Nelson with her daughter, Sophie, who was experiencing a relapsing atopic dermatitis. Sophie suffered from an itch, which caused scratching, rash and inflammation that affected sleep. Child and parents were desperate for relief and some sleep.

The Challenge
Sophie had been treated with corticosteroids before, but the mother was afraid of using them. To nourish her daughter’s dehydrated skin, she had bought a generic cosmetic product for the maintenance phase, when the infant had no rash. However, Sophie disliked the application procedure.

The Solution
By compounding with the unique Fagron trademark vehicles from Fagron Advanced Derma, pharmacists are able to deliver exclusive solutions that add significant value and offer customized treatment to patients. Patient satisfaction, therapy compliance and patients’ quality of life are thus improved.

The Cure
Dr Nelson prescribed hydrocortisone acetate 1% and dexpanthenol 5% in Versatile™ Rich to treat the rash and itch during the exacerbation phase. He also explained the safety aspects of hydrocortisone. For the maintenance phase, the doctor prescribed Versatile™ Rich, which turned out to be a very good choice. The skin condition improved dramatically, and subsequently both daughter and parents were able to get a good night’s rest.