Elokim - lotion against inflammation, swelling and itching

Aug. 22, 2013

 Elokim Lotion
 Elokim lotion - a dosage form for the treatment of inflammatory and allergic disorders of the scalp, accompanied by edema, itching and weeping. Lotion Elokim will dry the scalp, removes swelling and itching. Apply lotion short courses.

 Elokim - lotion against inflammation, swelling and itching

How does the lotion Elokim

Elokim - a 0, a 1% lotion, an active substance which is a glucocorticoid (GCS) for external use mometasone. As auxiliaries in the lotion Elokim includes 40% isopropanol, propylene glycol, hydroxypropylcellulose, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate, phosphoric acid or sodium hydroxide, purified water. Manufacturer lotion Elokim - pharmaceutical company Schering-Plough (USA), is available in a special lotion flakonah- 20 and 30 ml, allowing the lotion applied directly to the skin.

When applied to the skin lotion Elokim penetrates into it, but almost not absorbed into blood and has no systemic effects. Active ingredient elokoma stimulates the synthesis of proteins, blocking the formation of biologically active substances involved in inflammatory and allergic processes - inflammatory mediators. This leads to a reduction in the symptoms of inflammation - edema, pain, itching and discharge of fluid (liquid inflammatory).

A dosage form as a lotion helps drying the scalp - it allows, after a brief treatment elokomom prescribe other drugs for external use.

When used properly, lotion Elokim it has no systemic action. But long-term use or when applied to a very large body surface systemic action possible. All glucocorticoids have many serious side effects, so medicines, which is composed of SCS, are sold in pharmacies by prescription. Independently apply them for the treatment of skin diseases is undesirable - this can lead to the accession of infection (GCS reduces skin immunity) and duration of the disease.

 Elokim - lotion against inflammation, swelling and itching

With which diseases and how to apply lotion Elokim

Lotion Elokim Elokim - relieve inflammation and itching  Elokim - relieve inflammation and itching
   used to treat inflammation, itching, and soak the skin for skin diseases infectious nature (eg, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis), with the defeat of the scalp. For the treatment of inflammatory skin smooth apply ointment or cream Elokim.

Elokim lotion is applied to the scalp once a day directly from the dropper bottle, compressing it slightly. Damage lightly rubbing the solution (taking care not to damage the inflamed skin) in the surface of the skin until completely absorbed. The duration of treatment depends on the patient's skin and is determined by your doctor. Prolonged use of lotion (like any other GCS) is not recommended.

 Elokim - lotion against inflammation, swelling and itching


Elokim Lotion is contraindicated in diseases of the skin of an infectious nature - bacterial, viral and fungal infections Fungal infection: to prevent and defeat  Fungal infection: to prevent and defeat
   - Elokoma use in this case, can promote inflammation due to the reduction of skin immunity. At the same time an experienced doctor can enter into the complex treatment of infectious and inflammatory ointments with corticosteroids, but only in a certain phase of the inflammatory process, and short courses. Absolutely contraindicated use lotion Elokim tuberculosis and syphilis.

Contraindications to the use of lotion Elokim are as rosacea and perioral dermatitis (skin inflammation around the mouth) - the causes of these diseases is unknown, but found that corticosteroids in this case could exacerbate the inflammatory process.

Do not use lotion Elokim during pregnancy, since the clinical trials of the drug in this cohort of patients was conducted. Applying lotion Elokim during pregnancy is possible only for health reasons.

Do not apply lotion Elokim and during breast Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   breast - when the product enters the bloodstream it is excreted in breast milk and can lead to a violation of the child's growth.

 Elokim - lotion against inflammation, swelling and itching

Side effects

Sometimes (rarely) the application of the lotion Elokim leads to irritation and dryness, burning sensation, itching, appearance of skin rash pustular (it speaks of reducing skin immunity). After treatment the skin may be white spots (areas of hypopigmentation), stretch marks, skin atrophy areas, increased body hair. In some cases, the use of lotion may be complicated by the appearance of acne Acne: facial trouble  Acne: facial trouble
 , Perioral dermatitis, rosacea.

Sometimes long-term use lotion Elokim may cause systemic side effects in the form of dysfunction of the adrenal glands.

Galina Romanenko

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Eczema: the main thing - do not scratch!

November 19, 2011

  • Eczema: the main thing - do not scratch!
  • Treatment

 Eczema - a skin disease that affects people at any age, but is most common in infants. Eczema, also called atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis, is considered a genetic disease; it is characterized by itching, inflammation, and skin rash. Typically, patients with eczema also takes asthma or hay fever. In order to successfully cope with eczema, it is necessary, first of all, to understand the causes and know how to relieve the symptoms.

 Eczema: the main thing - do not scratch!


Symptoms of eczema Eczema - is difficult to treat  Eczema - is difficult to treat
   usually appear after gipersenzitivnoy reactions to certain stimuli, such as a hard soap, very high or very low temperatures, etc., but their exact cause is unknown. The result is a skin inflammation that persists for a long time. For eczema, there are periods of tension - particularly strong symptoms, and periods when symptoms are almost unnoticeable. Symptoms usually appear completely stop at the end of a period of growing up. The most common symptoms are:

 Eczema: the main thing - do not scratch!

Dry, itchy skin

A rash, most often on the hands, legs and cheeks. They can also occur on the scalp, the neck, hands and feet.

Blisters, oozing pus and blisters dry crust sometimes redness and inflammation.

The color of the skin in the affected areas and around them lighter or darker than usual.

The skin look and feel tighter than usual.

 Eczema: the main thing - do not scratch!

Triggers of eczema

Cosmetics and cleaning products

Hard soaps, shampoos, lotions; detergents and conditioners can cause severe irritation of the skin with eczema.


Prolonged contact with water can also be a trigger for eczema symptoms, so take a shower and bath as quickly as possible, wash your dishes in the gloves and do not forget about other precautions.


Refuse to exercise in the heat, do not overreach in the gym; bath Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures  Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures
 Unfortunately, you contraindicated.

Very high and very low temperatures may cause an exacerbation of eczema.

Dyes and fragrances

If you have dry skin Dry skin: care and treatment  Dry skin: care and treatment
 , Use a mild moisturizer that does not contain dyes and fragrances. If you have doubts, ask your doctor what you can use makeup, and what - you can not.


Avoid wool and synthetics, which can irritate the skin; you better wear clothes made of cotton and silk.

Weak immunity

Common diseases such as colds and flu Influenza - expect the unexpected but always  Influenza - expect the unexpected but always
 Also can cause bouts of eczema, so you need to carefully monitor their health.

Other allergens

If you are allergic to dust, mold, pollen, animal dander, or on anything else, talk to your doctor about how to keep allergy symptoms under control.

Stress also acts as a trigger, so do not forget to pay attention to their psychological state.

And most importantly - do not scratch!

This reinforces the irritation caused by secondary infections, and at the same time - completely in your power to avoid these troubles!

 Eczema: the main thing - do not scratch!

Prevention of eczema

The doctor can diagnose eczema after a visual inspection and examination of your personal and family medical history. Perhaps he will also conduct an allergy test. To control the disease may be by making some lifestyle changes, avoiding triggers and taking medication. Fortunately, eczema is not contagious.