Elokim - a glucocorticoid agent (GCS) for external use. Elokim is used for skin diseases accompanied by severe itching and severe inflammatory reaction. As a rule, the application allows you to remove elokoma swelling, pain and itching in these patients.
How does Elokim
Active ingredient elokoma is mometasone furoate - SCS for external use. Produces Elokim pharmaceutical company Schering-Plough (USA) in the form of 0, 1% ointment, 0, 1% creams and lotions (0, 1% solution for external use).
Elokim has vasoconstrictor, anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and anti-edema effect. SCS helps release of proteins that suppress the action of the enzyme phospholipase A2. Under the action of phospholipase A2 from phospholipids released arachidonic acid, from which the subsequently formed active substances involved in inflammation - inflammatory mediators (prostaglandins, leukotrienes). Since Elokim inhibits the enzyme phospholipase A2, inflammatory mediators are not allocated or allocated in a much smaller quantity. Elokim narrows blood vessels, to restore the normal structure of the vascular wall, resulting in swelling of the tissue removed.
Available as an ointment Elokim - With, of which except mometasone include salicylic acid, which causes exfoliation of the surface of the stratum corneum by dissolving the intercellular binder.
This medication is prescribed
Elokim (like any other drug, which includes Valium) may appoint a doctor. Separate use of hormonal ointments can bring a lot of trouble to the patient. Elokim is used to remove the marked inflammatory reactions of the skin, accompanied by strong tissue edema, burning and itching. Such expressions may develop an inflammatory response in psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and so on.
Ointment or cream Elokim applied thinly to the skin once a day, a lotion applied to the skin and gently rubbed - procedure is also performed once per day. Duration of treatment is determined by your doctor. Ointment Elokim C is applied to the skin twice per day - in the morning and evening.
In some cases, Elokim is contraindicated
Do not use this elokoma at pink acne, perioral dermatitis (skin irritation around the mouth), infectious diseases of the skin (caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi), tuberculosis, syphilis, skin reactions developing after the introduction of the vaccine during pregnancy (Elokim crosses the placenta to the fetus ) feeding a baby
Breastfeeding - a personal choice
feeding (Elokim excreted in breast milk), as well as hypersensitive to the components of the drug by the body of the patient.
Lotion Elokim can not be used for children up to age 2vuh ointment Elokim - C - up to 12 years. The ointment and cream Elokim children use, but with caution and in limited areas of the skin, given the fact that the value of the ratio of surface area to body weight in children than in adults, children are at greater risk of suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system and development syndrome Cushing when applying any topical corticosteroids. To prevent absorption of creams and lotions in the blood is not recommended as impose occlusive (not breathable) dressing. With prolonged use elokoma systemic effects of GCS is difficult to avoid.
Do elokoma side effects?
When applied to the skin elokoma may cause dryness and irritation. Patients complain while burning sensation, pruritus, which nevertheless rarely significant.
Elokim (as well as any other glucocorticoid) reduces immunity. Since this preparation for external use, it reduces immunity of the skin, which leads to introduction of site of inflammation in infection. Therefore, side effects elokoma is a different kind of pustular skin rash - folliculitis, acne
Acne: facial trouble
And sometimes boils
Boils and carbuncles - will warm compress
, Carbuncles and abscesses.
Side effects elokoma common to all corticosteroids are also increased body hair skin area onto which the drug, pigmentation disorders at the site of the skin (white spot), atrophy (decrease in volume) of the skin, the appearance of her striae (stretch marks), and fungal infections
Fungal infection: to prevent and defeat
With prolonged use elokoma, applying it to the very large areas of the skin or under occlusive dressings may cause side effects associated with systemic elokoma.
Elokim - a glucocorticoid medication for external application, which perfectly removes inflammation, itching and pain, but it has a number of significant side effects, so it may appoint a doctor.