Если и существует лекарство, о котором можно to say that it is time tested is ichthyol ointment. The use of the remedy began in the middle of the 20th century, and although many refuse to use this drug because of its specific color and smell, it has received widespread acceptance and recognition from consumers.
The drug is applied externally, distinctivethe peculiarity of the medicine is the brown or black color of the substance, as well as the unpleasant smell of tar. The pharmaceutical industry produces two types of this ointment - 10 percent and 20 percent. The active substance is ichthyol, and the auxiliary is medical petrolatum. Available tool in tubes, glass jars of dark glass of 25, 800, 1800 grams.
Ichthyol ointment: what is it for?
The tool has a wide range of actions andused in various fields of medicine. For example, with suppurations, Ichthyol ointment is most often used. Its use is generally associated, as a rule, with skin diseases. These are, for example, acne, various rashes, furunculosis, burns, etc. Ointment is also used in gynecology for the treatment of inflammatory processes. Instructions for use means informs that it can be used for inflammation of the joints, and even to pull a splinter from the skin. Ichthyol ointment is also effective in combating acne. Its use is so successful due to the antiseptic properties of the product. The drug is able to exert a protective effect against sunlight, but it cannot be used with other products that contain zinc oxide. As you can see, the drug has a fairly wide scope.
Feedback from experts about this drug, despiteon its specific color and unpleasant smell, extremely positive. This is due to the fact that the drug has a number of indisputable advantages compared with other drugs, similar to him by the mechanism of action.
Probably one of the most important qualities of this ointmentis that it is able to penetrate deep into the skin, under its upper layers. Such an action can not boast of any other drug. Due to the influence of ichthyol, swelling, pain and inflammation are reduced. Ichthyol ointment is able to improve blood flow in the tissues, supplying them with important substances and oxygen. At the same time, the process of excretion of decomposition products is accelerated.
Another wonderful feature of this toollies in the fact that it is able to influence the pain receptors of a person, reducing swelling and soreness. And after applying the ointment to the patient, an increase in the pain threshold occurs, that is, in order to cause the same pain to a person, a stronger effect on his body will be needed.
The next feature of the drug is that itable to destroy the protein of the pathogen - the so-called denaturation. This action is due to the high content in the preparation of sulfur compounds. Due to this property, after certain processes, the death of the organisms causing the disease occurs.
Another advantage of this tool is extensive.scope and minimum of contraindications. After all, the use of ointment can be prohibited only in the case of individual intolerance to the components of the tool. Although, despite this, the ointment is usually not used to treat patients who have not reached 12 years of age.
How Ichthyol Ointment is applied
According to the instructions for the drug "Ihtiolovayaointment ", its application can only be external. The method of its application is quite simple, you just need to spread a thin layer on the affected place, not rubbing the product. After that, a gauze bandage is applied to the place of application of ichthyol. Such manipulations are carried out two or three times a day, but, depending on the disease and its nature, the attending physician may prescribe another course of treatment.