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Skin Sensitivity Problem and Solution

Hello again from the Compound Lab! This is going to be my last dermatology post. We’ve covered everything from nail infection treatments to cosmetic creams in past weeks, but I wanted to end this section on a more general topic: skin sensitivities.

There are many different medicines that are applied to the skin—some are used to treat the skin directly while others just use the skin to pass through to the rest of the body. These mass-manufactured medicines are designed to work well for the average patient--but what happens if you're not average? After all, many of us have special skin needs: general sensitivities, allergies, etc.

There are two main ways compounding can help in these situations. If you want to use a regular prescription but have skin issues (too dry, too moist, etc.) we may be able to compound a medicine with the same active ingredient, but with a base that better fits your individual skin.

On the other hand, if there's not a regular prescription you can use (due to allergies, not made by manufacturers, etc), we can compound a treatment designed just for you. Have poison ivy... but are allergic to an ingredient in OTC hydrocortisone cream? We can compound it without any additives! Have a skin condition called DSAP? We can compound a cutting-edge treatment that's not on the market yet!

There are too many compound solutions I can reference in a single post, so if you have a skin issue you are trying to find help with, please reach out to us! We'd love to help.

As always, we're available in the lab Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Or you can email me anytime at We’d love to hear from you!

Until next time,


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