Mederma: scars must be correct - Indications and contraindications

December 9, 2010

  • Mederma: scars must be correct
  • Indications and contraindications

As the formation of scar

The skin at the wound site or any other damage (e.g., after acne vulgaris) starts to grow dense connective tissue with elastic fibers, which closes a defect (scar).

Scar formed as follows: first the destroyed skin cells begin to secrete biologically active substances that cause tissue inflammation. For the inflammation immediately sent fibroblasts Fibroblasts: the mystery of the connective tissue  Fibroblasts: the mystery of the connective tissue
   - Cells that produce a particular protein - collagen. Collagen fibers gradually fill the tissue defect, forming a young scar - red and swollen. During wound healing and scar formation occurs variety of processes, including formation and death of new cells, collagen formation and resorption of surplus. To carry out these processes, the defect initially surrounded by numerous newly formed blood vessels, which then formed when the young scar gradually begin zapustevat. Formation of scar - a long process, it lasts more than a year. Of great importance in this case are the individual characteristics of the organism.

A special place is occupied by the scars that are formed after acne and can dramatically change for the worse a person's appearance. In adolescence, when acne is very common, such scarring can cause severe psychological trauma.

Sometimes scar formation is disrupted, collagen is not absorbed and this leads to the formation of a rough scar. In order to prevent the formation of abnormal scars, there are special medicines.

 Indications and contraindications | Mederma: scars must be correct

Mederma - gel for cosmetic scars

Mederma - a gel for the treatment of cosmetic scars. For example, scars remaining after acne or other scars, stretch marks and - white stripes on skin that result from breaking connective tissue located in the deep layers of the skin. The skin can be stretched during pregnancy, if a person is quickly gaining weight and so on.

Hypoallergenic gel Mederma is used to prevent the formation of rough scars. It can be applied immediately after the end acute inflammation of the skin, for preventing the formation of rough scars. Mederma is composed of drugs and tsepalin allantoin, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and regenerating effect. In addition, Mederma moisturizes the skin - this removes the unpleasant sensation of contraction of scars and creates a feeling of comfort. As a result of the impact scars are smoothed and become more elastic, pale and less visible (completely remove scars impossible).

 Indications and contraindications | Mederma: scars must be correct

Indications and contraindications for use Medermy

Mederma applied within 3-6 months or more:

  • for the treatment of scars resulting from small injuries of the skin, such as acne after Acne: facial trouble  Acne: facial trouble
 And various cosmetic procedures (dermabrasion, laser, etc.), after the removal of tattoos;
  • for the treatment of stretch marks Treatment of stretch marks: the impossible - possible?  Treatment of stretch marks: the impossible - possible?
 Which were formed after pregnancy or drastic weight changes;
  • for the treatment of scars after burns, when, after the burn was not more than 3-6 months;
  • for the treatment of wounds, which were formed after a little cosmetic surgery Cosmetic surgery: radical transformation  Cosmetic surgery: radical transformation
   the skin, for example, after removal of warts or moles, when after application of the wound was not more than six months.

Contraindications for use Medermy are acute inflammation and open wounds.

 Indications and contraindications | Mederma: scars must be correct

Dosing Medermy

Medermu can be applied to the skin only after the healing of the wound or stage of attenuation of the inflammatory process. Gel lightly pressing, rubbing in a circular motion in the skin or scarring at the site of their intended appearance of 3-4 times per day. In the elongated scar massage movements can be zigzag. The procedure should be continued for at least 3-5 minutes - until complete absorption.

Mederma gel is well tolerated and almost never cause skin irritation and allergies. Treatment Medermoy can be combined with the appointment of other drugs, both for local and for internal use. Use it only externally, while the need to avoid contact with the mucous membranes (with the nose, eyes, mouth). Keep it can at room temperature.

Mederma Gel is manufactured by Merz Pharma GmbH (Germany).

Galina Romanenko

Herpes Body - the problem of the immunity - Children

January 25, 2014

  • Herpes Body - the problem of the immunity
  • Children
  • Facilities

 herpes on the body in children

Cold sores on the body in children

Cold sores on the body of a child - a rare phenomenon. Shingles occurs in children who have had chickenpox earlier, amid a severe cold, frequent acute respiratory viral infections, if the immune system is reduced due to the presence of chronic infectious-inflammatory process after injury, surgery, stress and so on. Proceeds shingles Shingles - from simple ailments and brain damage  Shingles - from simple ailments and brain damage
   in children as well as adults, but the younger the baby, the more this process is prone to spread.

Cold sores on the body of a child caused by the herpes simplex virus is often the result of infection from an adult, do not observe the rules of hygiene. Not less frequently can be activated and a private infection, previously introduced in the child's body.

Both these types of herpes dangerous, especially in that they can spread to the face, eye, ear area, parotid space envelope and brain tissue - propensity to any generalization inflammation in infants is much higher than in adults. Therefore herpes in children Herpes in children - less than in adults  Herpes in children - less than in adults
   It requires immediate treatment under medical supervision.


Diagnosis of herpes on the body

Most often diagnosed based on the characteristic symptoms of the disease. However, sometimes you want to know exactly what kind of herpes virus was the cause of the disease. First of all, it is necessary to treat if herpes simplex, are not prone to the spread can be treated with only external funds, shingles Ringworm - not only infectious disease  Ringworm - not only infectious disease
   It requires systemic antiviral therapy, appointed as soon as possible. In addition, sometimes it is required to distinguish between primary infection by chronic relapse - this is especially important during pregnancy, when the danger is the primary body in the implementation of the herpes simplex virus.

In order to identify the pathogen, conducted smear taken from the lesions on the skin, by PCR (poliperaznoy chain reaction) - this allows you to identify the DNA of the herpes virus that caused inflammation.

ELISA (enzyme immunoassay) blood reveal antibodies to infectious agents, clarifying his views. If the cause of the disease is herpes simplex first or second type, using the ELISA can be specified whether the infection is primary or secondary. You can find this out by defining the class to which immunoglobulins are antibodies found in the blood.

In primary herpes blood about the fourth day of the disease appear antibodies belonging to the class of immunoglobulin M (IgM).

This temporary antibodies that disappear after a few weeks. After 7-10 days in the blood appear as antibodies belonging to the class of immunoglobulin G (IgG), they remain in the blood for a lifetime.

IgG antibodies can be different. Early have low avidity IgG, that is not firmly connected with the antigens (herpesviruses). This indicates the primary herpes. Later avidity IgG increases and they are strongly bound to the antigen, thereby neutralizing them. The presence of antibodies of IgG class with high avidity indicates that this is not the primary disease, and chronic recurrent herpes infection.


Treatment of herpes on the body

How to cure herpes on the body? Completely remove the body of the herpes virus, which became the cause of herpes on the body, it will not work - it will stay in the body forever. Therefore, such a task should not stand. The goal of treatment should be the elimination of inflammation, inhibition of viral activity and immune reconstitution, which helps keep the herpes virus is in an inactive state in the centers of its permanent location.

Cold sores on the body, caused by the varicella zoster virus, treated with the help of administering antivirals for systemic effects in conjunction with the external application of antiviral drugs and medicines, reducing immunity. What matters as compliance with bed rest and diet - the exclusion of sharp, fatty, sweet, smoked and salty foods, which might increase inflammation in the skin.

Systemic antiviral therapy in this case should be appointed as soon as possible - this is the only means of preventing complications such as post-herpetic neuralgia.

Equally important is the use of external and symptomatic treatment to relieve discomfort and speed up the healing process.

How to treat a cold sore on the skin caused by HSV? When herpes simplex Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple  Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple
 If the inflammatory process occupies a small area and has no tendency to spread, it is possible to restrict the use of antiviral drugs and the external bracing means.

Since any herpetic process develops on the background of reduced immunity in the complex treatment always includes immunomodulators. Diet when herpes simplex also needed.