Psoriasis is a chronic disease, therefore, requires constant care. Among the non-hormonal ointments for psoriasis well-proven salicylic ointment. In its composition it contains salicylic acid, which has healing properties. Due to the high effectiveness salicylic ointment in psoriasis has only positive feedback from patients.
Salicylic ointment is used since ancient times. The active ingredient is salicylic acid, which was obtained from willow bark. Salicylic ointment is used in the treatment of not only psoriasis, but other skin diseases. It has high anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties. Unlike hormonal drugs, salicylic ointment does not cause strong side effects, but its use should be strictly on prescription.
Ointments with salicylic acid from psoriasis have a positive effect on the skin
- anti-inflammatory relieve itching and inflammation
- antiseptic cleanse the skin from germs and infections
- agent dried the skin and protects it from purulent processes
- keratolytic softening and dissolving of the rejection of the Horny layer of the skin.
Also psoriasis can be used salicylic zinc ointment. It is highly effective as it contains zinc oxide and salicylic acid. Zinc oxide promotes disinfection and removal of inflammation, dries the rash. Salicylic acid has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Treatment of psoriasis salicylic ointment
The application of salicylic ointment for psoriasis ranges from 0.5 to 5% concentration. With the defeat of the scalp ointment is used to the high concentration of 10%. Salicylic ointment can be used in combination with tar or hormonal means. Due to the action of salicylic ointment soften flaky skin. Also, the ointment has the ability to enhance the effect of the application of local steroids by increasing their penetration, in this regard, these drugs are often combined.
When treating extensive areas of psoriasis salicylic ointment concentration is not more than 2%, as it is easily absorbed into the blood. When the disease in children applied ointment with a concentration of less than 2%.
Salicylic ointment is applied using a clean cotton swab or bandage to the treated with antiseptic and free of dead tissue area of the skin. If the skin includes wounds and ulcers, they need to put a gauze bandage, which is impregnated with salicylic ointment. Dressing must be changed after a few days.
Apply salicylic ointment for psoriasis you need at least 3 times a day. If the skin is severely inflamed, the ointment must be mixed with vaseline in the ratio of 14 or 12. For the treatment of psoriasis and seborrhea applied salicylic ointment which contains a small amount of salicylic acid – 2%. In case of other damage to the skin ointment is used at a concentration of 10%.
Salicylic ointment has the ability to penetrate not only the skin, but in clothes and linen. It is recommended to use old linens and clothes when applying ointment to the skin. Before using the drug the skin should be well washed and steam. You can take a bath with baking soda or sea salt. Salicylic ointment effectively cleanses the skin from plaques and flaking. The course of treatment is 20 days.
Salicylic zinc ointment is not applied at the age of 12, and intolerance of components. Apply the medication to clean skin 1-2 times a day, avoiding weeping wounds. The course of treatment should not exceed 2 weeks.
Contraindications to the use of salicylic ointment
The application of salicylic ointment for psoriasis is contraindicated in individual intolerance of the drug. Prolonged use ointment leads to kidney disease and bleeding disorders. Salicylic ointment is forbidden to use in anemia, pregnancy and gastric. You can’t handle the ointment on large areas of skin lesions.
Salicylic ointment can cause some side effects like skin rashes, irritation and itching. The drug is not recommended to combine with other creams and ointments without the advice of a doctor, as it reacts with salicylic acid they can form hazardous compounds.
During treatment, salicylic ointment for psoriasis you should follow a strict diet, otherwise efficiency will be low. It is forbidden to eat fatty, fried, salted, smoked, sweet foods, vegetables and fruits red, potatoes, flour and confectionery products, alcohol and sweet carbonated water, coffee, tea. It is recommended to drink teas from herbs of chamomile, rose, mint, lemon balm. They cleanse the body and calm the nervous system, improve sleep. To support alkaline balance will be healthy juices from citrus fruits, pineapple, grapes, water with lemon juice.