Castellani Paint 50ml

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Ingredients:

Magenta or basic fuchsin:6 Basic fuchsin is a dark purple liquid that appears red on the skin and can stain. It has local anesthetic, bactericidal (Gram positive) and fungicidal properties. It has also been reported to stimulate granulation tissue and epithelialization. 

Magenta free solution is also available, but has weaker beneficial effect in comparison.

Role of the Ingredients: Ethanol is a solvent with cooling and antiseptic properties.

Boric acid: Boric acid has antiseptic and antifungal properties. 

Phenol: Phenol is a caustic agent, which at lower concentrations inhibits nerve endings, acting as an anti-pruritic.

Acetone: Acetone is a solvent with cooling and cleansing properties.

Resorcinol: Resorcinol is an important constituent of Castellani's paint. It has anti-pruritic, keratolytic, anti-mycotic and anti-eczematous properties.

Directions: Apply to affected areas at night with a cotton-tipped applicator daily at night. Then dry and dust with talc. 

Do not use

  • for children
  • in eyes
  • with bandages
  • on large areas of the body
  • longer than one week unless directed by a doctor
  • stop use and consult a doctor if condition persists
  • in case of deep puncture wounds, animal bites, or serious burns, consult a doctor
  • if known to be sensitive to any ingredients in this product,

Antifungal and antibacretial solution for topical use.

Castelani's Paint is a classic compound, still used as a topical antifungal solution.

Castellani's paint was perfected in 1905 by Aldo Castellani (1878-1971), an Italian physician and a specialist in tropical diseases. Castellani's paint is an excellent preparation for tinea cruris and moniliasis of intertriginous areas.1 It is effective in pustular dermatoses of the hands and feet,2 and has also been recommended for pruritus ani and pruritus vulvae.3 Colorless Castellani's paint may be used to reduce secondary bacterial contamination in onycholysis and in chronic paronychia.4

Castellani's paint dramatically improves inflamed tinea cruris and intertrigo of the groins, particularly in patients with a history of long-term topical steroid application. Applying Castellani's paint is an effective way to dry oozing lesions, particularly in the groins and the toe webs.9

 

Stop use and ask a doctor or pharmacist if skin irritation or sensitivity develops or increases or if the condition persists or gets worse.

 

When using this product
check skin for sensitivity to phenol prior to application.
care should be taken to avoid spilling and guard against staining. Castellani Paint Modified will stain skin and clothing.

References

  1. Litt JZ. Alternative topical therapy. Dermatol Clin 1989;7:43-52.
  2. Rees RB. A compilation of alternative therapies. Dermatol Clin 1989;7:53-62.
  3. Griffiths WAD, Wilkinson JD. Topical therapy. In: Champion RH, Burton JL, Burns DA, Breathnach SM, editors. Rook/Wilkinson/Ebling Textbook of Dermatology. Oxford: Blackwell Science; 1998.
  4. Domonkos AN, Arnold HL Jr, Odom RB. Andrews' Diseases of the skin. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company; 1982.
  5. Arndt KA, Bowers KE. Manual of dermatologic therapeutics. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2002.
  6. Rogers SC, Burrows D, Neill D. Percutaneous absorption of phenol and methyl alcohol in Magenta paint BPC. Br J Dermatol 1978;98:559-60.
  7. Marks JG Jr, West GW. Allergic eczematous contact dermatitis to radiotherapy dye. Contact Dermatitis 1978;4:1-2.
  8. Bielan B. `If it's wet, dry it; if it's dry, wet it.' Occup Health Saf 1978;47:23-4.

Directions: Apply to affected areas at night with a cotton-tipped applicator daily at night. Then dry and dust with talc. 

Do not use

  • for children
  • in eyes
  • with bandages
  • on large areas of the body
  • longer than one week unless directed by a doctor
  • stop use and consult a doctor if condition persists
  • in case of deep puncture wounds, animal bites, or serious burns, consult a doctor
  • if known to be sensitive to any ingredients in this product,

Castellani's paint was perfected in 1905 by Aldo Castellani (1878-1971), an Italian physician and a specialist in tropical diseases. 

Stop use and ask a doctor or pharmacist if skin irritation or sensitivity develops or increases or if the condition persists or gets worse.

 

When using this product
check skin for sensitivity to phenol prior to application.
care should be taken to avoid spilling and guard against staining. Castellani Paint Modified will stain skin and clothing.

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