Retinoic ointment - help with acne and wrinkles

January 6, 2014

 retinoic ointment
 Retinoic ointment - it is an effective drug for external use, which is prescribed mainly for acne Acne: facial trouble  Acne: facial trouble
   and seborrhea. But since this ointment promotes regeneration (recovery) of the skin, it is also used as part of a treatment for aging skin Aging Skin: The three most common problems and their solutions  Aging Skin: The three most common problems and their solutions


How does retinoic ointment

The structure includes retinoic ointment retinoid isotretinoin. Retinoids - a biologically active form of vitamin A - retinol. Vitamin A is actively involved in the process of maturation of skin cells, while suppressing excessively rapid cell proliferation (proliferation). Retinoids are more active than vitamin A, they effectively intervene in the division of skin cells by inhibiting the process if it goes beyond the norm. At the same time, they stimulate the maturation of cells of the skin and its regeneration.

Retinoic ointment - a suppression of the proliferation of the epithelium in the mouths of the sebaceous ducts and regulating effect on the composition of sebum, rapid excretion of sebum and tissue decay products of the sebaceous ducts. All this leads to the fact that fades main cause of acne - seborrhea or increased secretion of the sebaceous glands with simultaneous change in the composition of sebum and clogging of the sebaceous ducts kamedonov holes (in a corked sebaceous glands is always evolving infection and ulcers formed - acne).

Retinoic ointment - it is a very effective drug, but its use alone is not worth it, because treatment should be podkontroglem doctor because of the significant number of contraindications and side effects, take into account that only a doctor can.

Available ointment 0, 01%, 0, 05 and 0%, 1% retinoic ointment.


In what cases and how to apply ointment

Retinoic ointment used mainly for acne, as the acts on the immediate cause of the disease. In addition, retinoic ointment is used in skin diseases such as rosacea (acne rosacea, which develop in the human sebaceous glands of the skin) and perioral dermatitis (rash around the mouth, the reasons which may not be established).

Sometimes retinoic ointment prescribed as part of a treatment for wrinkles - it promotes the renewal of skin cells and prevents aging.

On prescription ointment is applied in a thin layer on the skin twice a day 20-30 minutes after washing. Duration of treatment - 4-6 weeks.


In some cases, retinoic ointment can not be used

All dosage forms, including those for external use, it is absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy - they have a pronounced teratogenic (causing malformations of the fetus), and embryotoxic effects on the fetus. The action is so strong that people applying retinoids can not donate blood for pregnant women during treatment and for some time afterwards. Do not use the ointment as retinoic during breast Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   feeding, children and adolescents, as well as increased sensitivity to components of the ointment, and the simultaneous use of antibiotics tetracycline group.

With caution, considering all the pros and cons, retinoic ointment prescribed for liver, kidney, pancreas Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know  Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know
 , Severe diseases of the cardiovascular system in violation of its functions.

It is undesirable to apply ointment on the skin around the eyes, mucous membranes, as well as in severe acute inflammation.


Do retinoic ointment side effects?

There are quite a lot, especially if it is properly applied. Retinoic ointment applied long courses, up to one - one and a half months. Most important is the control of the doctor in the first two weeks of treatment, because in this period of time may be a side effect, ka aggravation of acne. A side effect is the appearance of new lesions, itching, redness and swelling of tissues, skin peeling.

When such a side effect of the treatment should be temporarily suspended for a few days to reduce symptoms of the disease.

With increased sensitivity of the skin to the components of retinoic ointment may cause allergic skin rash on the diverse nature, accompanied by itching. In this case, retinoic ointment overturned.

If retinoic ointment used for a long time, there may be signs of hypervitaminosis A in the form of inflammation of the mucous and red border of the lips (cheilitis), conjunctivitis, dryness and flaking of the skin.

When concomitant administration of ointments containing corticosteroids reduced the effectiveness of retinoic ointment.

The effectiveness of retinoic ointment is largely dependent on the correctness of its purpose and application - the process should take place under medical supervision.

Galina Romanenko

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Psoriasis on their feet - a very frequent localization process

January 5, 2014

 Psoriasis on legs
 Psoriasis is common on the feet. The characteristic symmetrical rashes often appear on the skin of the extensor surfaces of the knee, in the rear and sides of the foot. The process can be distributed on the skin of the legs and thighs, as well as the nail plate toes.


What causes psoriasis on my feet

Similarly, no one knows - the disease is not fully studied. However, most researchers believe that the need for the emergence of a hereditary predisposition for psoriasis and impaired function of the immune system, which is beginning to show aggression against its own tissues of the patient.

It is also important contributing factors. This variety of chronic processes, endocrine disease, pockets of infection, intoxication (smoking, alcohol, industrial hazards), skin trauma, poor diet and so on. For psoriasis feet it counts as the presence of vascular disorders, such as varicose veins.


How is psoriasis feet

Like any other form of psoriasis, psoriasis feet occurs in waves: exacerbation are replaced by remissions and vice versa. At the same time after the start remission of the skin in the area of ​​the knee often stay one or two on duty plaques, suggesting partial remission, which can interrupt any external effects: skin injuries, acute infections, stress and so on.

Course of the disease is divided into three phases: the progressive (acute), stationary (stop the disease in its development), and elements of the rash regress regress.



Skin psoriasis becomes very sensitive to external shocks, especially in the field of duty plaques. With any injury from this area (stroke, combing, exposure to chemicals, exposure to the sun, and so on) to appear on the skin redness and swelling at first, and then one to three small, towering above the skin pink papules. Very quickly, these papules top covered characteristic white scales, which at first appears Scraping effect stearin spot, and then the transparent film with drops of blood (blood dew effect).

Papules gradually merge together to form large plaques having the form of a variety of shapes. In the phase progression of plaques growing. In the stationary phase the stop elements of an eruption stops and reverse their development does not happen. After a while, there comes a phase of regression and plaque gradually regress.


Psoriasis on legs and varicose veins

When varicose veins Varicose veins - the operation is inevitable?  Varicose veins - the operation is inevitable?
   due to edema Prevention and treatment of edema - it is important to understand the root cause  Prevention and treatment of edema - it is important to understand the root cause
   feeding compressed tissue leg artery. Tissues deprived of the power may be subject to necrosis (destruction) with the formation of trophic ulcers are difficult to treat. The presence of such psoriasis patients even more disturbed nutrition of tissues and trophic processes grow.

In turn, the varicose veins is traumatic factor to the skin of legs and it helps to frequent exacerbations psoriatic process.



How to treat psoriasis on the leg? In order to suppress the psoriatic process on your feet, you should first identify the most likely reason (or several reasons), which caused the aggravation. If it is any source of infection (for example, pyelonephritis Pyelonephritis - kidney disease  Pyelonephritis - kidney disease
 , Infectious-inflammatory process in the genital organs, etc., then you need to treat this disease. In the presence of varicose veins to be treated it simultaneously with psoriasis. In addition, in order to translate the aggravation into remission and long to maintain this state the patient sometimes have to completely change your lifestyle and diet, give up bad habits.

Of great importance is comfortable, do not hesitate feet Shoes - squeezing of the feet leads to circulatory problems and revitalization of psoriasis. Since the skin on the legs with psoriasis is very dry, often wash your feet with soap and water is not necessary, for the hygiene is better to use just water or a special gel for the body, which does not dry out the skin.

During summer heat the skin is especially dry feet, to somehow retain moisture, should wear cotton socks and use special moisturizers. Choose a cream difficult - often even the most neutral creams cause skin irritation in patients. If a patient with psoriasis is a long time on your feet, for the reduction of venous stasis is to do special exercises for the legs.

Comprehensive treatment of psoriasis Advances in the treatment of psoriasis  Advances in the treatment of psoriasis
   Foot includes vitamin therapy, medications reduce inflammation and swelling, inhibits the proliferation of skin cells, sedatives. Topically to relieve itching in the phase progression appointed weak exfoliating agents (eg, ointments with salicylic acid). With strong aggravation applied to the skin ointments or creams containing corticosteroid hormones. In the next stages of treatment are joining other drugs and physiotherapy.

Galina Romanenko

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