STL Volume 6 Number 7
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Toxicodendron dermatitis results from a reaction to an oil soluble oleoresin that is present in many parts of the poison ivy and poison oak plants. Prophylactic measures and treatments are discussed.
Eflornithine HCl 13.9% cream (Vaniqa) is the first topical prescription treatment to be approved for the reduction of unwanted facial hair in women. It irreversibly inhibits ornithine decarboxylase, an enzyme that catalyzes the ratelimiting step for follicular polyamine synthesis, which is necessary for hair growth.