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.
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.
With which diseases and how to apply lotion Elokim
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 is contraindicated in diseases of the skin of an infectious nature - bacterial, viral and fungal infections
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
breast - when the product enters the bloodstream it is excreted in breast milk and can lead to a violation of the child's growth.
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
, Perioral dermatitis, rosacea.
Sometimes long-term use lotion Elokim may cause systemic side effects in the form of dysfunction of the adrenal glands.