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Friday, January 11, 2019

Efficacy of hydrophilic or lipophilic emulsions containing Echinacea purpurea extract in treatment of different types of pruritus.

PMID:  Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2018 ;11:591-602. Epub 2018 Nov 20. PMID: 30538520 Abstract Title:  Efficacy of hydrophilic or lipophilic emulsions containingextract in treatment of different types of pruritus. Abstract:  Background: Pruritus reduces quality of life and may occur at different sites of the body. To alleviate pruritus, lipid replenishing and rehydration of the skin is often unsatisfactory. Thus, products with additional antipruritic effects are needed.Objectives: Antipruritic effects and cosmetic properties of two different emulsions, water-in-oil (w/o) or oil-in-water (o/w), and a shampoo containing a lipophilicroot extract (Ec.-extract) were assessed in adults suffering from pruritus.Methods: Adults (n = 55) with pruritus of the body applied a w/o emulsion for 2 weeks. In a separate study, adults (n = 33) with a pruritic scalp applied an o/w-emulsion for 4 weeks. In a third study, shampoo (n = 34) was applied for 4 weeks. Objective (erythema, dryness, and papules) and subjective (intensity, duration, and burden of pruritus) parameters were assessed.Results: Treatment with the w/o emulsion significantly reduced erythema and dryness (

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