Sulfuric ointment from denying : the efficacy and method of use
Medicine / / May 14, 2016
- General characteristics of sulfur ointment
- Features of sulfur ointment with herpes
- Side effects
Ringworm refers to the fungal infection of the skin.It is contagious, manifested by itching and the appearance of spots.The first drug to fight the disease contain sulfur.To date, despite the achievements of pharmacology, sulfuric ointment depriving also successfully used and gives a good therapeutic effect.This article describes this therapeutic tool, and identifies the characteristics of its use.
General characteristics of sulfur ointment
said drug its properties can be considered universal, since not only has anti-fungal properties, but also effectively heals damaged skin, relieves inflammation and disinfects.It was this ointment is cheap, but safe and effective method of treatment is not only different types of herpes, and other dermatological diseases (it is used in the treatment of psoriasis, or seborrhea, scabies, and include comprehensive treatment for acne and pimples).
ointment Active ingredient - sulfur (in an amount of 33.3 g per 100 g of the agent).Additional auxiliary components may be mentioned emulsifier T2, purified water and white petrolatum.The product has an antimicrobial action.In the reaction with organic compounds, it forms a sulfide, and an acid that has an antiseptic effect.An important property of ointments is that when applied topically the active substance is practically not absorbed into the systemic circulation.
Note that sulfuric ointment is well softens the skin and stimulates the production of cells, so it can be used for wound healing and skin defects.In some cases ointment (sulfur concentration up to 5%) was used to get rid of dark spots.Medication with a higher concentration of active substance increases blood circulation and stimulates the metabolism, so it can be used in treating acne scars.
Features of sulfur ointment with herpes
Dosing of pharmacological means - externally.It can be applied only to the skin.After use, be sure to wash hands thoroughly, as it can cause local irritation in contact with the mucous membranes of eyes, mouth or nose.
For faster therapeutic effect ointment is used in combination with salicylic alcohol.The affected skin thoroughly washed, dried with a towel and then treated with said alcohol and only then applied the ointment.Make this manipulation once daily (at night), the affected areas of watering of the day during smoking.At the same time every day, you need to change clothes, are in contact with the patient skin.It is also possible to apply the ointment to the affected skin 3 times a day, so the multiplicity of application should be agreed with the doctor, depending on the extent of damage.For very sensitive skin ointment allowed dilution with mineral or boiled water.
course of treatment generally lasts no more than one week.The maximum permissible sulfur ointment application period is 10 days.The maximum efficiency of ointment observed when the treatment is carried out in the early stages of the disease.In other cases, it is obligatory to complex therapy.
Like all medicines, ointment on the basis of sulfur has its contraindications for use.It is not recommended for use during pregnancy or use in the treatment of young children, whose skin is thin and sensitive to any irritating ingredients.
Using sulfuric ointment for a long time, there may be side effects.Among them are the most common allergic reactions, the occurrence of burning or itching at the site of application.In addition, you should know that the ointment has a rather unpleasant odor and contaminate the bedding and underwear.Rarely sulfuric ointment leads to excessive dryness of the skin, due to individual sensitivity of the skin.
Sometimes when using sulfur ointment there is redness of the skin, rash and itching, as well as the local temperature rise.There are cases where during the treatment said means patients developed swelling of the face, tongue and throat, difficulty breathing, however, most of the reviews on the use of sulfuric positive ointment.To prevent undesirable reactions before the beginning of treatment should be to make the test sensitivity.Only you can start therapy in the absence of side effects.alternative treatments should be sought the presence of unusual reactions.