Medications used to treat skin conditions include topical and oral drugs:
Some common topical treatments for skin conditions include:
These medicines, including mupirocin or clindamycin, are often used to treat or prevent infection.
This drug, though not often used because it can be irritating and can stain, helps reduce inflammation and can help treat psoriasis.
Clotrimazole (Lotrimin), ketoconazole (Nizoral), and terbinafine (Lamisil AT), are a few examples of common topical antifungal drugs used to treat skin conditions such as ringworm and athlete’s foot.
Benzoyl peroxide :
Creams, gels, washes, and foams containing benzoyl peroxide are used to treat acne.
Coal tar :
This topical treatment is available with and without a prescription, with strengths ranging from 0.5% to 5%. Coal tar is used to treat conditions including seborrheic dermatitis (usually in shampoos) or psoriasis. Currently, coal tar is seldom used because it can be slow acting and can cause severe staining of personal clothing and bedding.
These are used to treat skin conditions including eczema. Corticosteroids come in many different forms including foams, lotions, ointments, and creams.
Non-steroidal ointment: The ointments crisaborole (Eucrisa) and tacrolimus (Protopic) and the cream pimecrolimus (Elidel) also are prescribed for eczema, including atopic dermatitis.
These medications (such as Retin-A, Differin, and Tazorac) are gels, foams, lotions, or creams derived from vitamin A and are used to treat conditions including acne.
Salicylic acid :
This drug is sold in lotions, gels, soaps, shampoos, washes, and patches. Salicylic acid is the active ingredient in many skin care products for the treatment of acne and warts.
As you may know, the government has put new regulations in place requiring non-essential businesses to close, but pharmacies are exempted from the new regulations and should stay open to serve the community. To protect our staff and our patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to temporarily change our store hours and install physical barriers to support social distancing so we can continue to help you with your health and medications during these challenging times. We know it looks different but it is necessary. Thanks for your understanding. We can also deliver your medication (some restrictions may apply) to your address so you wouldn’t need to physically show up at the pharmacy, simply ask your family doctor to fax your medication to 905-597-2523, and one our pharmacy staff will call you and arrange your medication to be delivered. You can always call us at 905-597-1560.