Treatment for burns can be especially tricky even compared to other wounds.  The special needs of burns can often been more completely meet with a combination of medicines compounded together than any individual product. Development and evaluation of transdermal formulations containing metronidazole and norfloxacin for the treatment of burn wound.

PMID: 10492616 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Odor Control

Odors from wounds can be very distressing to a patient or a care giver. Trying to get rid of the odor through means at home, like perfumes or continually washing the wound, can make the wound worse. A charcoal impregnated dressing is one option that could help the patient obtain relief from the odor while not delaying or reversing the healing process. Malignant cutaneous wounds: a management protocol.

Wound Care

With so many differences in wounds depending on site, depth, cause, and therapy goals there can be a need for a specialized treatment. Compounding allows for the use of unique medications tailored to the patient’s specific needs. Creams or ointments can also be mixed to allow the patient to only apply one product while getting multiple drugs, like a combination of an anesthetic and an antimicrobial agent.

Role of phenytoin in healing of large abscess cavities.

Topical sucralfate: effective therapy for the management of resistant peristomal and perineal excoriation.

Benzoyl peroxide in the treatment of decubitus ulcers.

Local anesthetics as antimicrobial agents: a review.