Elokim - relieve inflammation and itching

August 21, 2013

 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.

 Elokim - relieve inflammation and itching

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.

 Elokim - relieve inflammation and itching

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.

 Elokim - relieve inflammation and itching

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  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.

 Elokim - relieve inflammation and itching

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  Acne: facial trouble
 And sometimes boils Boils and carbuncles - will warm compress  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  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.

Galina Romanenko

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Exoderil - topical solution

July 3, 2013

 ekzoderil solution
 Exoderil - is an antifungal drug for topical application. Exhibits activity against dermatophytes, yeasts, molds and other fungi. It has also antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect. Especially effective ekzoderil (topical solution) for the treatment of fungal infections of the hairy parts of the body, and the skin with hyperkeratosis (thickening of the skin with increased orogovevaniem).

 Exoderil - topical solution

What part of the solution Exoderil and how it works

The structure of a 1% solution for external use Exoderil includes active substance naftifine hydrochloride and excipients - propylene glycol, ethanol and purified water.

In case of skin active substance gets into all layers of the skin, creating a stable therapeutic concentrations there is an antifungal agent. The blood is sucked about 6% of the drug, which have a very low systemic exposure, which has meaning only in allergic reactions. The drug acts during the day, so it can be applied once a day.

Once in the skin, it kills or inhibits ekzoderil vital activity of pathogenic fungi as inhibits the synthesis of a biologically active substance necessary for the construction of the cell walls of fungi, which leads to the suppression of life and cell death. Exoderil also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action, which makes it particularly effective in the treatment of mixed fungal and bacterial infections.

 Exoderil - topical solution

Which diseases apply ekzoderil solution

Exoderil solution is used mainly for the treatment of fungal or fungal-bacterial infections, accompanied by weeping. It can be any fungal infections caused by pathogens sensitive to ekzoderilu fungal and fungal-bacterial infection - microsporia Microsporia - threatening fungal infection  Microsporia - threatening fungal infection
 , Tinea, candidiasis of the skin and so on. Especially effective solution in lesions of scalp and skin areas with high orogovevaemostyu.

Before applying a 1% solution ekzoderil skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried. After this solution is applied, which should cover not only affected but also its surrounding healthy skin from a distance of approximately 1 cm from the edges of fungus. Under the influence of the solution drying takes place weeping surface, relieves itching and burning. With deep mycosis of the skin treatment lasts 4 to 8 weeks, with candidiasis - 4 weeks.

It is convenient to use 1% solution Exoderil and onihomikozah - fungal nail infections. For this, prior to treatment the affected part of the nail plate by a fungus maximally removed with scissors and then ekzoderil solution is applied twice a day for six months. Do not use in the treatment of fungal infections of the tight bandages with ekzoderilom Exoderil - treat fungal infections  Exoderil - treat fungal infections
 If it is not recommended by a doctor.

In any fungal infections, treatment should be carried out for another two weeks after all signs of the disease will be.

 Exoderil - topical solution

Do you have a solution Exoderil side effects and contraindications for use?

Side effects of the application of a 1% solution Exoderil rare. They may occur or in the form of allergic reactions (allergy requires cancellation ekzoderil) or in the form of dry skin and lung irritation - such reactions tested alone and do not require discontinuation ekzoderil.

Exoderil solution is not recommended if you are hypersensitive its components, as well as during pregnancy and nursing Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   feeding. In this case, the contraindications associated with the fact that Exoderil tests on pregnant women and nursing mothers have not been conducted. Laboratory tests on animals have not revealed any adverse effects of external application of 1% solution Exoderil on the fetus or newborn.

Do not apply a 1% solution Exoderil rany¸ to open due to the presence of ethanol. If in such cases, the use of this preparation, the solution is replaced ekzoderil cream. It should also not be allowed to enter the solution ekzoderil in the eye, in the mouth, nose, and other mucous membranes.

Babies Exoderil solution is recommended with caution and only when authorized in pediatric practice antifungals child for some reason do not fit. Connected to such limitations as to the fact that clinical trials have not been conducted on children

Overdose ekzoderil when applying the solution of the drug was not detected.

1% solution Exoderil widely used to treat fungal infections Fungal infection: to prevent and defeat  Fungal infection: to prevent and defeat

Galina Romanenko

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