Talk:Thermophobia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Psychology (Rated Stub-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Psychology, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Psychology on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Medicine / Dermatology  (Rated Stub-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Medicine, which recommends that medicine-related articles follow the Manual of Style for medicine-related articles and that biomedical information in any article use high-quality medical sources. Please visit the project page for details or ask questions at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by the Dermatology task force.
 
WikiProject Pharmacology (Rated Stub-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Pharmacology, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Pharmacology on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 

Dandruff?[edit]

In medicine, a thermophobic foam consisting of 0.1% betamethasone valerate was found to be at least as effective as convention remedies for treating dandruff. In addition, the foam is non-greasy and does not irritate the scalp.

This makes little sense to me. Betamethasone is a corticosteroid. In what way is this substance thermophobic, and how do its thermophobic properties assist in combatting dandruff? The reference given is to some journals database that requires subscriptions, so I can't verify this one way or another. - Smerdis of Tlön 20:13, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the additional reference. That makes it somewhat clearer. - Smerdis of Tlön 19:30, 8 November 2006 (UTC)