The composition, mechanism of action, application in dermatology
The active component of the ointment is Ichthyol. This drug relates to disinfectant and antiseptic. Basically, the Ichthyol ointment is used for the treatment of skin diseases such as eczema, ecthyma, furunculosis, carbuncles, acne, erysipelas, and others.
Ichthyol ointment, as the ointment Vishnevsky, has a bactericidal action against staphylococci and streptococci, some fungi, but it is not active against other bacteria and various viruses. The main mechanism of therapeutic action is to remove strong inflammation, itching and normalization of tissue regeneration. Ichthyol ointment has a local antiseptic effect.
It promotes the normalization of metabolic processes, improves trophic tissues, restores. After applying the tool shows analgesic properties and acts on the deeper layers of the skin. These properties contribute to the rapid disappearance of inflammatory processes.
Ichthyol ointment is a medicinal product with a pungent odor and color from brown to very dark shade. If you compare it with ointment Vishnevsky, then it acts on the fabric very slowly, which requires long-term treatment.
Use in gynecology
In addition to the main application field of dermatology, ointment has been used successfully to treat gynecological pathology. The indications for its use are the following diseases: inflammatory diseases of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus. Ichthyol is often used to treat mastitis.
It can be used both in pure form and in the form of lotions. In this case, Ichthyol mixed with glycerin. Ichthyol, the active substance can enter into the composition of suppositories for the treatment of diseases of the pelvic organs.
Solution ihtiola it is recommended to moisten the affected areas of the body. It uses 10 % solution. Despite the many indications for application of ointment, it has limitations. First, based ointment of Ichthyol is contraindicated in individual intolerance.
Of great importance is the fact that the components of the ointment are not compatible with some substances such as heavy metals, iodine, bromine, alkaloids. Thus, the Ichthyol ointment is an excellent remedy for skin and gynecological diseases.