Мазь, содержащая серу, эффективна при skin diseases caused by fungi (ringworms): herpes, athlete and others. Another area of its use is the treatment of scabies: here the sulfur ointment, the use of which gives a wonderful healing effect, has almost no equal. It is used in the treatment of seborrhea, psoriasis, as well as in sycosis - inflammation of the hair follicles caused by staphylococcus.
100 grams of sulfuric ointment contains 33.3 mgprecipitated sulfur. The basis for it is petroleum jelly with an emulsifier and a small amount of water. Its use in medical practice is due to the ability to react with organic substances, which result in the formation of pentathionic acid and sulfides. They provide antimicrobial, antiparasitic and keratolytic effect of the use of drugs with sulfur. For a long time, this substance, purified and precipitated, was used in dermatology not only in the form of an ointment, but also in powders.
Sulfuric ointment from depriving or others is putskin diseases to any part of the body, excluding the face and scalp. For ringworm, it is usually used in combination with cauterization with iodine. Treatment of this disease usually takes about ten days. When scabies sulfuric ointment, the use of which must be combined with boiling bed linen and disinfection of personal belongings and upholstered furniture, is rubbed into the skin, except for the scalp and face, once a day for five days. During all this time it is undesirable to take a shower or bath - this can be done only after the end of the course, a day after the last rubbing of the ointment.
In the skin form of demodicosis - diseases,caused by the smallest parasite mite demodex (acne glandstone), sulfur ointment can also significantly alleviate the patient’s condition and appearance. The skin of this disease is covered with red spots, similar to acne: microblock parasitizes in the mouths of the hair follicles and the ducts of the sebaceous glands. With the running form of the disease, the skin acquires a purple shade and becomes uneven. Demodex Sulfur Ointment is quite effective - in this disease, its use should be combined with the intake of the antimicrobial drug Metronidazole. It should be remembered that it is undesirable to use sulfuric ointment on the skin of the face, so you must first consult with your doctor.
Thus, sulfur ointment, the use of whichalso shown for dermatitis and acne, is an effective, proven over the years a remedy for skin diseases. However, it also has a serious drawback - it is a persistent, unpleasant smell. In addition, sulfuric ointment, the use of which usually gives a good effect, soils clothes and bedding. It is undesirable to use it for more than ten days in a row: in this case, however, as with repeated treatment, skin irritation may occur. Its appearance is possible and almost immediately - with individual intolerance to the components of the ointment. Nevertheless, this tool is fairly harmless: when applied externally, its components do not enter the bloodstream.
Sulfur ointment can not be treated for children up to three yearsage, and before the age of five is possible only with the permission of the doctor. Apply it at any age should be only according to the scheme prescribed by a dermatologist. Contact with the ointment in the eyes or mucous membranes is highly undesirable - in this case it is necessary to wash them with water.
Sulfuric ointment is produced in tubes or cans ofdark glass. Keep it should be in the dark, in a cool place. It must be remembered that sulfuric ointment in the treatment of skin diseases can not be combined with external agents, which include organic compounds, as sulfur can react with them.