A 36-year-old male asked:
Please describe the medication: topical?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Neil Liebowitz answered
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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