Salicylic-zinc ointment: description, indications
General characteristics of the drug
Currently, the medical industry has a very wide range of a variety of antiseptic substances produced in various forms. However, a great number of modern pastes, sprays and gels worthy of competition can be one excellent tool, time-tested - it salicylate-zinc ointment.This drug is one of the most common. It is intended for the treatment of various skin diseases. Especially popular salicylate-zinc ointment among young people suffering from acne. Because this tool is indispensable in the treatment and prevention of acne.
The composition of the tool
The drug is a thick, uniform in its consistency substance with a slight yellow tint. One hundred grams of the product contains about two grams of salicylic acid,twenty-five grams of zinc oxide, as well as a small amount of medical petroleum jelly, starch and other excipients.
An effective healing effect is provided by the combined effects of all these components. For example, salicylic acid has excellent disinfectant properties, indispensable for infection. Zinc oxide also has good antiseptic qualities. In addition, it is an excellent adsorbent, that is able to dry the skin well. For these reasons, salicylate-zinc ointment is the first aid in the presence of any inflammatory processes.
Indications for use
This drug is prescribed in the presence of dermatitis, exacerbation of psoriasis, as well as for the treatment of skin ulcers. It is also used for the prevention of ichthyosis - a disease characterized by impaired keratinization. In addition, salicylic-zinc ointment is very effective in combating acne and acne. However, despite the seeming harmlessness of this drug, it is recommended to use it only after consulting a dermatologist.And this is due to the presence of a number of contraindications and side effects of its use.
Firstly, this product is strictly prohibited to use for people suffering from allergies to any of the components that are included in its composition. Secondly, children and all pregnant women should also forget about the use of such a drug as salicylic zinc ointment. Instructions to her says that its main components can cause a burning sensation and severe itching. They also have the ability to leak through the placental barrier. Thirdly, the use of this ointment in the period of lactation is not recommended. Do not apply the drug to open wounds, festering areas and constantly moist skin (for example, in the armpits or inguinal folds). And finally, fourthly, salicylic-zinc ointment should be used very carefully with simultaneous external use of resorcinol or phenacetin, due to the possible formation of eutectic consistencies.