You will need
  • "Dimexidum" 99%;
  • water;
  • - gauze or a bandage;
  • - plastic film;
  • - cotton fabric.
The drug is available in the form of a concentrate (99%) in bottles of 50 or 100 ml. It is a colorless liquid with a pungent odor of garlic. Before using "Dimexide" is necessarily diluted with water to the desired concentration.
For treatment of joints the drug is used in the form of applications (compresses). Concentration "Dimexide" in this case can vary from 25 to 50%. Most use a 25% solution of the drug. For example, for the treatment of knee joint is necessary to obtain 100 ml of a 25% aqueous "Dimexidum". To do this, take 25 ml of the concentrate and add 75ml water.
After that, you must conduct a test for hypersensitivity. Wipe the obtained liquid a small area of skin on the forearm. If there is a severe sense of itching and burning, the drug can not be used.
If everything is in order, soak solution "Dimexide" gauze or bandage and put the prepared poultice on the affected joint. On top, close the cheesecloth with plastic wrap and a cotton cloth. Leave on for 20-30 minutes. Repeat 3 times a day. To increase anti-inflammatory effect, you can add in "Dimexide" 1 vial "sodium Diclofenac" or "Voltaren" (5 ml). Drugs enhance each other's action, and the therapeutic effect becomes more pronounced. The duration of treatment compresses is 10-15 days.
For treatment of trophic ulcers and erysipelas of the skin is used 30-50% solution "Dimexidum". To obtain 100 ml of a 30% preparation, you must add 30 ml of the concentrate with 70 ml of water. After checking the hypersensitivity, moisten a gauze the resulting liquid and place it on the affected area of the skin. Close polyethylene and cloth, leave for 20 minutes. Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a day. The duration of treatment check with your doctor.
Eczema and streptococcal necessary compresses with 40-90% solution. To obtain 100 ml of 40% "Dimexidum", you need to combine 40 ml of the concentrate and 60 ml of water. Then perform a test on sensitivity and apply a poultice. The medication is also recommended to irrigate the affected skin. In a ready solution "Dimexide", you can add the antibiotic that your doctor will recommend.
For the face apply a 10-20% aqueous solutions. To obtain 100 ml of a 10% "Dimexidum", you need to mix 10 ml of the concentrated preparation with 90 ml of water. The obtained liquid orosite the skin, covering the eyes, or apply a compress.