Elokim - ointment of inflammation and allergies

Aug. 22, 2013

 Elokim ointment
 Elokim ointment has a local anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and antiallergic protivoekssudativnoe action. Apply the ointment only on prescription. In contrast to the cream with the same name Elokim ointment is used only in the case where no soak the skin.

 Elokim - ointment of inflammation and allergies

How does Elokim ointment

Ointment Elokim incorporates mometasone - glucocorticoid tool that can instantly reduce inflammation, itching and burning, characteristic of many skin diseases. Adjuvants are ointments Elokim hexylene, phosphoric acid (to establish pH), propylene glycol stearate, white beeswax, petrolatum Vaseline: old friend  Vaseline: old friend
 , Purified water. In 1 g of ointment contains 1 mg active principle - mometasone (0, 1% ointment).

Apply this ointment only when all conditions of inflammation and allergy expressed very strongly and using other drugs can not eliminate them. It would seem, why Elokim used with caution so if it great reduces inflammation, swelling and itching? The fact that glucocorticoid (glucocorticosteroid - GCS) substances are synthetic analogues of natural hormones of the adrenal cortex, it turns out, both positive and negative effects on the body.

When applied topically, when the blood gets the minimum number of GCS, the positive effect is the removal of inflammation, swelling and itching. The negative aspect is the reduction of local immunity of the skin. And since the skin is inflamed, present on the surface of pathogenic and opportunistic pathogenic microorganisms it easier to penetrate. This leads to the development of infection and initially purely inflammatory or allergic process becomes infectious and inflammatory, which greatly complicates its treatment.

But not all so simple. Today, it found that short-term application of ointments in the form of a thin layer to the affected skin may even stimulate the skin immunity. Therefore, doctors sometimes apply ointments containing corticosteroids, including infectious processes in the skin, but to use them, you must know the phase of the infectious process: in the phase of infiltration ointment with corticosteroids may help, as in the phase of festering they only worsen over disease. That is why all the ointments and creams containing corticosteroids (including ointment Elokim) should be sold in pharmacies only by prescription. Unfortunately, in practice, any such ointment pharmacy without a prescription can be purchased and used on their own - such treatment often facilitates the transition of acute to chronic inflammatory processes, are very difficult to treat.

 Elokim - ointment of inflammation and allergies

Which diseases apply ointment Elokim

As part of any ointment contains a lot of fat base. When applied to the skin, it helps to preserve the moisture in the skin, so ointment Elokim Elokim - relieve inflammation and itching  Elokim - relieve inflammation and itching
   is used in various inflammatory and allergic skin diseases which are not accompanied by weeping, but on the contrary, it is characterized by skin dryness. For example, an ointment Elokim perfect at neurodermatitis, accompanied by dryness and thickening of the skin.

You can apply the ointment Elokim well as any non-infectious skin processes, which are accompanied by increased dryness of the skin and severe itching - for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, eczema true, and so on. But to apply this ointment can be short courses and only under medical supervision.

 Elokim - ointment of inflammation and allergies

In some cases, you can not apply the ointment

Elokim Ointment should not be used in inflammatory processes which are accompanied by weeping - Moisture, and hence the spread of the process may increase.

Contraindications for use ointments Elokim are infectious processes of any origin - bacterial (pustules, blackheads), viral (herpes, chickenpox), fungal (candidiasis skin microsporia). Including you can not apply the ointment Elokim in tuberculous or syphilitic skin lesions.

Another contraindication for the use of ointments Elokim is rosacea (rosacea) and perioral dermatitis - chronic skin disease, the causes of which are now not completely understood. But sometimes the doctor of inflammation may appoint short courses ointment Elokim controlling the inflammatory process.

Contraindications for use ointments Elokim are pregnant, breast-feeding Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   breast and idiosyncrasy patients components ointment.

The ointment should be applied to the skin only a thin layer on limited areas. You can not apply the ointment to an airtight bandage, especially in children.

 Elokim - ointment of inflammation and allergies

Side effects

A side effect of the ointment may be irritation and dryness of the skin accompanied by burning and itching, joining bacterial or fungal infection Fungal infection: to prevent and defeat  Fungal infection: to prevent and defeat
 The appearance of rosacea or perioral dermatitis. After application of the ointment on the skin may be white spots, areas of atrophy (reduction in volume), and stretch marks (striae).

With prolonged use of ointment or by applying it to large areas of skin may cause systemic side effects, including adrenal insufficiency syndrome and Cushing's.

Galina Romanenko

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Exoderil instruction: how to deal with fungi

July 2, 2013

 ekzoderil guide
 Fungal infections - one of the most common skin diseases. For the treatment of a number of drugs is produced, one of which is ekzoderil. Guide to the drug with a detailed description of its mechanism of action and indications for use of the manufacturer's - an international pharmaceutical company Sandoz.

 Exoderil instruction: how to deal with fungi

The mechanism of action Exoderil

Exoderil (active substance - naftifine) - is an antifungal agent for external application, which is available as a 1% solution in vials (ampoules ekzoderil not issued) 1% 1% gel and cream (ekzoderil ointment is not made).

The mechanism of action is associated with the suppression of Exoderil formation of ergosterol, a component of the cell membrane of fungi. Sensitivity to fungi exhibit ekzoderilu dematofity (causing microsporia Microsporia - threatening fungal infection  Microsporia - threatening fungal infection
 , Athlete), yeast (causing candidiasis), molds and other fungi. Furthermore, ekzoderil possesses antibacterial activity against pathogens that can cause secondary bacterial infection. Anti-inflammatory effect Exoderil facilitates rapid elimination of unpleasant sensations - burning and itching, typical for fungal infections Fungal infection: to prevent and defeat  Fungal infection: to prevent and defeat

When applied to the skin ekzoderil rapidly absorbed in all its layers (including deep) and it creates a therapeutic concentration of the drug that can effectively during the day, removing inflammation, burning and itching caused by fungal and bacterial infections.

One application on the skin is absorbed into the blood is only about 6% of active principle Exoderil. It is deduced from the urine and feces in the form of metabolic products, and in the unchanged form.

 Exoderil instruction: how to deal with fungi

Indications and contraindications

Exoderil used for fungal infections of the skin and its appendages extending to thickened skin (hyperkeratosis) and scalp. With the help of this drug treat fungal infections in the skin and skin folds, including between the toes, nail fungal infections of the upper and lower limbs, skin candidiasis, multicolored (pityriasis) versicolor Ringworm - not only infectious disease  Ringworm - not only infectious disease
 , Microsporia (with an accompanying itching or without), fungal diseases, complications secondary bacterial infection. Since ekzoderil skin creates a long existing concentration, it can be applied once a day. It can be used in combination with other drugs - no information that it is not compatible with any of them.

Application Exoderil particularly effective in the treatment of mixed fungal-bacterial infections of the skin, accompanied by a pronounced phenomenon of inflammation, burning and itching. It perfectly removes inflammation (including Moisture affected areas of the skin, swelling and redness of the skin), eliminating fungal and bacterial infections.

Do not use this Exoderil during pregnancy (clinical studies in pregnant women is not a reason, but laboratory tests on animals of the negative effects on the fetus have not revealed), feeding baby Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   feeding (no data on the allocation of the drug in breast milk), increased sensitivity of the patient to the drug, and on damaged skin (the wound surface).

Precautions ekzoderil recommend the use in children because the clinical trials of the drug on children is not a reason. In connection with these ekzoderil in pediatric practice it is rarely used, only in exceptional cases, if other antifungals a child for any reason (for example, due to an allergy) is not suitable.

 Exoderil instruction: how to deal with fungi

Side effects

Exoderil well tolerated. Sometimes it causes temporary side effects that do not require its cancellation: skin dryness, redness and burning. Cancellations Exoderil only require an allergic reaction. In order to distinguish one from the other, you need to contact your doctor.

Exoderil should not enter the eye, as all of its dosage form (solution, gel and cream) are not intended for the treatment of fungal infections of the eye and can cause further irritation.

Application Exoderil it is possible to combine the performance of work requiring high concentration and speed of reaction, such as driving a car.

 Exoderil instruction: how to deal with fungi

Is it possible to overdose Exoderil?

On whether it is possible drug overdose, user is silent. There is also no evidence that in clinical practice, there have been cases of overdose.

Exoderil - a modern, effective anti-fungal medication for external application, which is widely used in the treatment of various skin fungal infections. But in order for treatment to be most effective, it should be under the supervision of a physician and laboratory studies.

Galina Romanenko

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