Applications of Topical Oak Bark Extract in Dermatology: Clinical Examples and Discussion

J Drugs Dermatol. 2019 Feb 1;18(2):203-206.


The versatility of wound healing and anti-inflammatory agents can be assets to dermatologists when other therapies lack appropriate mechanisms of action, or when the risk to benefit ratio may be in question. Bensal HP ointment is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent with in vitro activity against important pathogens such as MRSA and gram-negative bacteria, some fungal strains, and yeasts.1 Based on the physiochemical composition of Bensal HP ointment, and its impact after application to skin, there are many potentially benefits derived from the formulation stability. While there have been several animal and human studies characterizing the antibacterial, wound healing, and anti-inflammatory properties of Bensal HP, they do not provide real world clinical experience and guidance on potential utilization in dermatology. The goal of this article is to present a variety of clinical cases for which Bensal HP was utilized as a means of translating the pre-clinical and trial data. J Drugs Dermatol. 2019;18(2):203-206.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Aged
  • Dermatology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Plant Bark*
  • Plant Extracts / administration & dosage*
  • Plant Extracts / isolation & purification
  • Quercus*
  • Skin Diseases / diagnosis
  • Skin Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Surgical Wound / diagnosis
  • Surgical Wound / drug therapy*


  • Plant Extracts