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Please describe the medication: topical?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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