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Supthas P. Ointment Bases. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1982;48:179-184
AbstractLocal medications are important in any dermatological prescription. For optimum results at reasonable cost such medications are best,' tailor made.' Absolute dependence on commercially available preparations severely restricts the freedom, of the practicing dermatologist. Working knowledge of Cosmetically elegant and therapeutically useful ointment bases are therefore useful for all of us. The varieties of such bases with details of making them locally by self or under guidance are described and their advantages and disadvantages compared.