External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing

Imlan Skin Application

Kind of substance

Imlan

Guiding principle

The birch bark extract betulin can significantly strengthen the skin's boundary-forming function against external influences such as moisture, air, light and pathogenic bacteria, while not affecting the skin's own metabolism (such as adipogenesis).
(From: Vademecum Anthroposophische Arzneimittel, 3rd edition 2013)

Indications

  • Chemotherapy-induced acral erythema (hand-foot syndrome)

Instructions

  • Apply the cream to the skin to form a thin film.

Evidence
Well-proven in many patients
Dosage
One to several times daily
Onset of effect
Within 1–3 days
Length of therapy
Until the symptoms subside (possibly until the chemotherapy cycle is complete).

Author

Red., CW

Bibliography

  • Vademecum Anthroposophische Arzneimittel, 3rd Edition 2013

Substances