|Title:||Inflammatory disease treatment|
|Abstract:||A method treating virus-induced and inflammatory diseases of skin and membranes in humans or animals, comprising application of a composition consisting of one or more of the aliphatic alcohols docosanol, tetracosanol and hexacosanol in a physiologically compatible carrier is disclosed.|
|Inventor(s):||Katz; David H. (La Jolla, CA)|
|Assignee:||Lidak Biopharmaceuticals (La Jolla, CA)|
1. A method treating virus-induced and inflammatory diseases of skin and membranes in humans or animals, comprising topical application of a composition consisting of one or
more of the aliphatic alcohols docosanol, tetracosanol and hexacosanol in a concentrration of from 0.1 to 25 percent by weight in a physiologically compatible carrier to the inflalmed skin or membrane of the patient to be treaated.
2. The method of claim 1 wherein said alcohols are in a concentration of from about 1 to about 5 percent.
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