Piezogenic Pedal Papules Medication

Updated: Aug 14, 2017
  • Author: Christopher R Gorman, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications.

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Corticosteroids

Class Summary

Glucocorticoids have profound and varied metabolic effects. In addition, these drugs modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Betamethasone, systemic (Soluspan, Celestone)

Betamethasone decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing increased capillary permeability.

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Local anesthetics

Class Summary

Local anesthetics are used to relieve pain

Bupivacaine (Sensorcaine, Marcaine)

Bupivacaine may reduce pain by slowing nerve impulse propagation and reducing action potential, which, in turn, prevents initiation and conduction of nerve impulses

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