How to cite this article: Saoji V, Madke B. Authors’ reply. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol, doi: 10.25259/IJDVL_979_2021
We would like to thank the reader1 for providing constructive inputs on our paper.2 The reader has suggested that sensitive areas of skin like scrotum should be protected by a layer of petrolatum. We wholeheartedly concur with the suggestion of the reader and would follow the same in our future practice. However, in our study, we have carefully avoided the areas adjoining the scrotal sac.
Second, the readers have suggested post-peel care in the form of neutralisation of peel with cold water and liberal application of bland emollient/moisturiser. Intense burning in our patients was managed by applying cold compresses and patients were suggested to apply bland emollients over treated areas keeping in mind the disturbed barrier function of epidermis affected by dermatophytosis.
The inputs from the reader would definitely help in increasing the adherence of the patients toward salicylic acid peel in the treatment of dermatophytosis.
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