Advice 1: How to do electrophoresis

Electrophoresis is a medical physiotherapeutic procedures, in which the drug is introduced into the body through the skin by means of electric fields. The electric current makes the skin more receptive to the medication and increases the therapeutic action of the drug. Electrophoresis done with special apparatus.
How to do electrophoresis

Indications for electrophoresis



Electrophoresis is used as a therapeutic and preventive procedures. Its scope is quite wide. The procedure of electrophoresis is prescribed for diseases of the respiratory, nervous, cardiovascular system, atherosclerosis, hypertension, hypotension, scars after surgery, inflammation or injury, seborrhea, rosacea, diseases of bones and joints, eye diseases, ENT organs. It is indicated in chronic indolent inflammation of the female genital organs, inflammations of the genitourinary system, chronic bronchitis, neuritis, radiculitis, neuralgia, trauma to the brain or spinal cord, and sleep disorders. This method of treatment should be combined with medication.

Methods of performing electrophoresis



Electrophoresis is done using a special apparatus having two electrode positive (anode) and negative (cathode). Currently, there are several varieties of this procedure is that due to the different methods of application of drugs and electrical current. When the electroplating technique is electrophoresis from solutions of medicinal products that must be wet the special pad. They are manufactured in size of the electrodes of gauze folded in two to four layers, or from filter paper. Solution medication is applied to the strip, then she put the second strip – protective, she set the device's electrode. The second electrode is placed on the opposite side of the body to create a line along which to move the medication.

Medicinal substance dissociates (breaks up) to negative (anions) and positive ions (cations). If it dissociates with the formation of cations, it is placed on the positive electrode. When dissociation of the drug on the anions, it is placed on the negative electrode. If the drug decomposes with the formation of anions and cations, the strip with a medication that can be put simultaneously by both electrodes. Electrophoresis can be done using vannikovoy techniques. In this case, you use a special container (tray) already built-in electrodes. For the procedure in a container filled with a drug solution, and the patient dips into the liquid necessary part of the body.

The technique of cavity electrophoresis involves the introduction into hollow organs (stomach, vagina, rectum, bladder, etc.) of the drug solution. Then the electrode is introduced into the cavity of the body, and the second feature on the surface of the body. When interstitial technique the drug is taken orally or administered intravenously, intramuscularly, then electrodes are placed on the part of the body, where is the hearth of the pathological process. The duration of the session electrophoresis should be 10-15 minutes. The course of treatment is usually 10-20 sessions that can be conducted in a day or daily.

Advice 2 : Electrophoresis for infants: pros and cons

Electrophoresis is prescribed to children with the first month of life. Due to the current, the active substance goes into the tissue, without exerting systemic effects on the body. Can be used as the main method of treatment and support.
Electrophoresis for infants
Electrophoresis – effects on the body electric current, and specially selected medicinal substances. The latter begins to act on the background of changes caused by the current, so even at low concentrations of exposure infants drugs become effective.

The advantages of using electrophoresis



Procedure of electrophoresis has anti-inflammatory and relaxing effect. Can also be used for pain relief.
Children under one year, he was appointed with the following problems:
- a raised or lowered tone;
- neuralgic disorders;
- diseases of the musculoskeletal system;
allergies and diathesis.

This method can be used for children of almost any age, starting from birth. Since the effect of drugs is enhanced under the influence of the current, it is possible in a shorter time to achieve positive dynamics. It should be noted that this treatment has a pronounced local effect, and therefore allows the therapy without the appearance of side effects.

The session electrophoresis lasts only from 6 to 15 minutes, so the baby will not get tired during this time and therefore will not start to act up. In some cases the procedure can be performed at home, which is very important for those families who do not have the opportunity daily to visit the clinic.

Disadvantages of electrophoresis



Because the skin effect current, during the procedure, you may receive a burning sensation and tingling, which do not always like kids. Moreover, doctors are not allowed to do electrophoresis in that case, if the skin is damaged or sores. Otherwise, the thin skin of the child may appear more irritation and rash.

The disadvantages of the use of electrophoresis in infants can be attributed to the fact that the method can be applied at an elevated temperature of the body. Please note that most often the procedure is performed in a clinic. Small children may be scared and capricious in an unfamiliar environment. But this shortcoming is solved, thanks to the skilled medical personnel and the availability of toys in the offices.

And the last drawback that needs to pay attention to is the possibility of allergic reactions to the drug.

Experts recommend to follow the behavior of the infants during the course. If parents realized that the baby began to behave worse, there were irritability, sleep problems, treatment should stop, opting for softer methods.
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