For patients under the care of Dr Azad
You will have been prescribed Dermovate ointment or Nerisone forte oily cream.
|Once a day apply a thin layer of the ointment to
the affected areas, not forgetting the skin around
the anus if this is involved too
|Apply on alternate days
|Apply twice weekly
If there is no improvement in four weeks please contact Dr Azad’s secretary on 01642 854709.
Once or twice weekly application of ointment is recommended to maintain improvement. If your symptoms return, increase to the number of applications that controlled them, for example if your problems return when you are using the ointment on alternate nights, re-start nightly applications.
A small amount of any substance put on the skin can be absorbed so it is important to keep within recommended amounts. The 30 gram tube that has been dispensed should last you six months.
There may be a burning sensation when you first apply the treatment but this usually disappears within 10 minutes. If the burning persists and is severe, stop using the ointment, as you may be sensitive to one of its components. You should then change to the other ointment listed above.
Normally you will be reviewed after your first 16 weeks of treatment and then as required. Once your skin condition is stable you will be discharged to your GP with advice for annual review.
It is often soothing to use Diprobase cream or Epaderm as soap substitute and for frequent moisturising as well as using Dermovate as above.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like your feedback. If you wish to share your experience about your care and treatment or on behalf of a patient, please contact The Patient Experience Department who will advise you on how best to do this.
This service is based at The James Cook University Hospital but also covers the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, our community hospitals and community health services.