Astringents

The drying effect of astringents will decrease oozing from lesions and relieve itching.26, 7 Due to their ability to cause blood vessel constriction, astringents can also decrease inflammation. Aluminum acetate (Burow's solution), calamine, and witch hazel are safe and effective.26 Patients apply solutions as a compress for 15 to 30 minutes two to four times a day.

Adverse effects reported with these agents are minimal and include drying and tightening of the skin. Because of this, their use should be limited to no more than 7

days.26,27,29

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