Patent Number: 6,251,371

Title: Treatment of skin or mucosa inflammation by topical treatment with preparation containing dichlorobenzyl alcohol

Abstract: The present invention relates to use of dichlorobenzyl alcohol for preparing a preparation for topical treatment of inflammation and the preparation for this purpose. It is known to use dichlorobenzyl alcohol (2,4-DCBA) as an agent against bacteria and fungi, i.e. as a disinfectant. By the present invention it has, however, surprisingly turned out that dichlorobenzyl alcohol, preferably 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol, is also useful for treatment of inflammation. The invention also relates to a preparation containing dichlorobenzyl alcohol, preferably 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol, for topical treatment of inflammation, which can be applied onto skin or mucosa in the form of an ointment, a cream, a gel or a solution. Thus, the preparation has turned out to be effective against a variety of inflammatory conditions including skin diseases, such as pruritus and psoriasis, insect bites and stings.

Inventors: Holmen; Hans (Broendby, DK), Pedersen; Arne Martinus (Vanloese, DK)

Assignee: Bifodan A/S

International Classification: A61K 31/045 (20060101); A61K 007/16 (); A61K 031/045 (); A61K 047/38 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018