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Instructions for use
Salicylic ointment is a pharmaceutical preparation for external use, the active ingredient of which is salicylic acid (Acidum salicylicum), an auxiliary component is purified petroleum jelly.
The medication goes on sale in a glass container made of dark glass, plastic containers and tubes (volume 10, 35, 50 mg). In appearance, the ointment is a uniform thick consistency of white or light gray color.
The concentration of acid in the composition of the drug is 1%, 2%, 3%, 5%, 10% or 60%. The product is available in pure form, or with additional components in the form of sulfur and zinc (respectively, the drugs are called sulfur-salicylic or salicylic acid). zinc ointment).
Salicylic ointment - anti-inflammatory, softening, keratolyse (exfoliating), antiseptic. Used in dermatology in the treatment of the following diseases
- traumatic skin lesions (burns, wounds);
- seborrhea ;
- weeping eczema;
- diaper rash caused by increased secretion of the sebaceous glands;
- inflamed corns;
Ointment is not only a curative, but also an effective prophylactic, preventing the process of suppuration and the spread of infection.
Dosage and administration
The percentage composition of the drug is chosen based on the nature of the disease. In the treatment of juvenile acne apply one percent ointment. A two- and three-percent concentration of salicylic acid is used in the treatment of ichthyosis and seborrhea.
Ointment 5% is a medicine for healing infected wounds (the lesion is washed with hydrogen peroxide). The composition is applied with a thin layer to the affected area, covered with a sterile bandage or tissue, and bandaged.
Ointment 10% is a treatment for cornified calluses, 60% is a substance for removing warts. The drug with a high concentration of acid has an aggressive effect on the skin, so it is unacceptable to apply it to moles or mucous membranes.
The recommended dose for a single application is 0.2 grams per 1 cm2 of skin.
Salicylic ointment is contraindicated in renal failure, with increased skin sensitivity and a tendency to allergies. Contraindication is chest age, as well as malignant tumors on the skin.
Pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy, salicylic ointment is used with great care - for the treatment of small areas of the skin, and only according to medical instructions. The maximum single dose - 5 ml. During breastfeeding, the drug cannot be used to treat nipple cracks, since part of the substance will enter the body of a child with mother's milk, and this is unacceptable.
Side effects are manifested in the form of allergic reactions to the active substance. Possible itching, redness, burning sensation in the area of the drug. Pain is extremely rare, and the temperature rises slightly. After removing the drug from the surface of the skin, unpleasant phenomena disappear.
Unknown cases of overdose. All unpleasant phenomena known in medical practice are associated with hypersensitivity to salicylic acid.
The drug increases skin permeability. Salicylic acid that has entered the body is incompatible with zinc oxide and resorcinol - a caustic substance is formed that has a detrimental effect on layered membranes.
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