The description of the drug
The main active ingredient of this drug is boric acid, combined with the vaseline, it destroys fungi, bacteria and parasites, penetrating wounds on the skin or mucous membrane. Boric ointment accumulates in the tissues and after five to seven days excreted in the urine from the body. The main indications for using the drug are dermatitis, eczema, pyoderma, diaper rash, and other varieties of skin diseases. Also boric ointment is used for ear infections, conjunctivitis, gynecological problems and head lice.
This drug can be used exclusively on prescription and for external use only (not orally).
Period of application and dosage of boric ointment the doctor prescribes, focusing on the type and stage of the disease. In the treatment of conjunctivitis agent is applied to the conjunctival SAC in the treatment of otitis media ointment into the ear canal. When the presence of dermatitis, it is applied only to the affected areas, while lice boric ointment lubricate the scalp and wash it after half an hour with warm water, carefully combing the hair with a comb. Boric ointment is contraindicated in people who have individual intolerance of boric acid, chronic renal failure and inflammatory skin diseases in the acute stage.
In the presence of extensive damage to the skin boric ointment should be applied very carefully. Side effects of the drug include various diarrheal manifestations of nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea, and skin rashes, headaches, dryness and exfoliation of the epithelium. In severe cases, may experience a state of shock, the decrease the daily outflow of urine and confusion.
Boric ointment should not be applied to children under one year and pregnant women and apply on nipples in lactation period.
When absorption into the blood of a large number of boron oxide or its prolonged use may decrease arterial pressure, marked arrhythmia, acute or chronic renal failure, fever, lethargy, and menstrual disorders. In addition, there are inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes in the form of erythema, stomatitis and eczema, and alopecia, and coma. Therefore, the application of boric ointment is not recommended without consulting a doctor.