Anti-inflammatory anti-inflammatory gel
The inflammatory process is a natural phenomenon. This is the body's reaction to the negative impact on it from the outside. In this way, nature protected us from the harmful effects of microorganisms. However, with a disparaging attitude to the patient's condition, it can turn into serious consequences for him.
Treatment of each disease is accompanied byremoval of symptoms of inflammation, as well as combating the causes of the disease. The remedy used for local lesions are anti-inflammatory ointments and gels. Many pharmaceutical companies produce such medications. They are used for external use. In our publication we will consider the general characteristics and characteristics of these medicines.
Anti-inflammatory ointments and their types
There is a whole spectrum of anti-inflammatorymedicines in the form of ointments, gels and creams. They include a variety of components. Most often, patients are prescribed treatment with non-steroid drugs. Among them we can distinguish:
In addition, an anti-inflammatory gel, cream orointment can be hormonal. These are very powerful tools, the use of which is practiced only under the condition of objective necessity. Hormonal drugs are often used to treat atopic dermatitis in toddlers.
Drugs are being released in the form ofCreams and gels, usually without a prescription. Most manufacturers package the product in tin-pliable disposable tubes with a narrow neck and plastic cap. After opening the drug is not recommended to store more than 3 months. A definite shelf life is established for each medicine.
Gels, as a rule, are transparent, with or without a hint, have a specific smell, do not flow and are quickly absorbed.
Ointments have a more dense consistency and are close to creams. They have a different color, smell, can be sold not only in tubes, but also jars.
The funds are stored in a cool and dark place, out of moisture. Medications should be tightly closed, avoiding contact with the environment.
Anti-inflammatory ointments, gels and creams inmainly used externally (however, there is a category for intermittent, rectal and even oral administration). They can be used to remove inflammatory processes:
- dermatological nature;
- mucous membranes.
In any case, the appointment of the funds is carried out by a doctor. Most often, ointments are used as an additional agent. Some of them have not only anti-inflammatory, but also analgesic, regenerative properties. Most anti-inflammatory ointments have numerous contraindications and a number of side effects. They should be used carefully, taking into account the individual characteristics and the tolerability of the components of the patient's body.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory creamsubstances are not recommended for use in pregnancy, as well as during lactation. They are not used to treat open wounds. Hormone preparations of external use are not prescribed for persons with severe allergic reaction, as well as acne, infectious skin lesions, tumors.
As already mentioned above, the spectrum of action andThe number of types of ointments that have an anti-inflammatory effect is very large. Self-use can lead to unfortunate consequences, and therefore it is necessary to carefully consider the choice and necessarily consult with the doctor on the appropriateness of their use.