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Tackle Winter Skin Trouble with Medicated Japanese Skin Care!

In addition to low temperatures, dry air can cause skin trouble such as frostbite and dry skin in winter, and everyday skin and body care can't really heal these symptoms.
Here, this article will introduce several types of medicated external skin treatments made by Tanabe Mitsubishi Pharmaceuticals, a major drug company in Japan.

The air is so dry in winter!
The air is so dry in winter!

Types of Winter Skin Trouble and Methods of Treating Them!

Frostbite

Cold weather worsens blood circulation to the tips of the fingers and toes, as well as the earlobes and cheeks. This can cause blood congestion and inflammation, making the skin redden, swell and itch.

Hand Eczema, Detergent Rash, and Rough Hands

Working with water during the winter is another cause of skin trouble. Dish detergent and warm water can wash away skin, reducing its function as a protective barrier. Hand eczema, detergent rash, and rough hands can result.

Dry Skin

Along with dry air, the skin becomes rough and dry, leading to itchiness. When the skin is scratched, it will turn into a white powder, a process called "flaking". Without proper skin care, this itchiness and inflammation will steadily get worse.

Now, I'd like to introduce four types of external medications made by Tanabe Mitsubishi Pharmaceuticals. Use them to treat the skin trouble that tends to occur in the winter.

CORT f®Leg Care, for Dry, Flaky Skin

Use CORT f®Leg Care to treat dry, flaky skin. While penetrating the deep layers of the skin, this 20% urea cream removes horny old layers. Moisturizing from the inside, the dipotassium glycerin contained in this cream is effective in suppressing the inflammation causing itchy skin. It also has tocopherol acetate (vitamin E) to assist in the skin's restoration.
Start by using it several times a day, for 2 weeks.

Conceptual Diagram of Action Mechanism

CORT f®Leg Care
CORT f®Leg Care

Effective for

Keratosis of the knees, ankles, heels and elbows; rough skin; finger rash; xeroderma of the elderly

OPEN
Price
1,280 yen (45 g)

※Prices may vary by shop.

CORT f®Leg Care Details

Use FLUCORT®f for Skin Trouble

Among the topical steroids sold in Japanese drugstores, those containing fluocinolone acetonide are the most highly ranked anti-inflammatory agents. These are effective in treating the redness, itchiness and spots erupting from dermatitis and rash, as well as the symptoms of detergent rash and rough hands.

FLUCORT®f
FLUCORT®f

Effective for

Festering wounds with the following symptoms: eczema, dermatitis, prickly heat, rashes, frostbite, insect bites, hives
Festering skin ailments (impetigo, facial boils, folliculitis)

OPEN
Price
1,944 yen (10 g/ointment), 1,058 yen (5 g/ointment)

※Prices may vary by shop.

The Product Lineup for Children and Babies

In order to prevent the spread of colds during winter, hand-washing and disinfecting the hands of babies and children can leave their skin rough. For times like these, we offer a lineup of products specially designed for children and babies.

CORT f®AT

CORT f®AT is designed to treat children's skin trouble. Since children can't stop scratching an itch, the inflammation on their skin will worsen. CORT f®AT contains PVA to reduce inflammation and lidocaine to suppress itchiness, so it's highly recommended for your child's itchy rashes or dermatitis. Two types are available: a non-irritating ointment or a cream that doesn't leave a sticky feeling.

CORT f®AT Ointment, Cream
CORT f®AT Ointment, Cream

Effective for

eczema, dermatitis, rashes, itchiness, insect bites, prickly heat, hives

OPEN
Price
1,382 yen (10 g/ointment), 1,382 yen (10 g/cream)

※Prices may vary by shop.

CORT f®MD Ointment

CORT f®MD ointment is designed for the delicate skin of babies. Since babies have thinner skin, medications can penetrate it quickly. That's why we have added an anti-inflammatory agent to our ointment, which suppresses the dermatitis and rash that occurs with inflammation.

CORT f®MD Ointment
CORT f®MD Ointment

Effective for

eczema, dermatitis, rashes, itchiness, insect bites, prickly heat, hives and frostbite

OPEN
Price
1,382 yen (10 g), 756 yen (5 g)

※Prices may vary by shop.

Product Details Are Here

Introducing Some Stores Selling the FLUCORT®f and CORT f Series

While these may be purchased in most drugstores in Japan, we would like to introduce two shops located in major cities.

Matsumoto Kiyoshi Shinjuku East Exit

OPEN
Address
3-22-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo[MAP]
Tel
03-5360-4231
Business Hours
Open 24 hours (Sunday & Holidays: closes at 10 pm and opens at 10 am the following day)

Matsumoto Kiyoshi Shinsaibashi South Store

OPEN
Address
2-5-5 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka[MAP]
Tel
06-6211-6307
Business Hours
10:00 am – 10:30 pm