Dermatology/Protopic

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I got a prescription recently of Protopic for my eczema and it said in the pharm packet not to wrap the area with plastic wrap or something. I was planning to wear vinyl gloves or something so I don't stain my clothes or get the stuff on other things. Does the area (between my fingers) really need to be open to the air because I think I would literally be able to do nothing for hours if I couldn't cover the medicated area up.

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The reason they say not to wrap the area where the Protopic is applied is because wrapping causes greater penetration of the Protopic. Thus, if you had a large area applied with Protopic more would be systemically absorbed and you could have possible  side of facets.

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