As a rule, the sulfur ointment is one of the sulfur and two parts grease a water / petroleum jelly. When applied to the skin of sulfur reacts with organic substances to form sulfides and acid has antimicrobial and antiparasitic activity. Sulfides, in addition, contribute to the restoration of the epidermis, which is very important in the treatment of certain skin diseases.
How to use the sulfur ointment
Before applying sulfur ointments to the skin, wash with soap and warm water and wipe thoroughly. Before going to bed, spread whole body sulfur ointment, rubbing her careful movements, and do not wash off during the day. Before applying the ointment again, take a shower or bath. 24 hours after the last application of the ointment sure to thoroughly wash your entire body.
For what it is used
Sulfur ointment is used primarily for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis and scabies in children under two months, pregnant and lactating women, as well as other patients who, for whatever reason, can not use more powerful tools. Sulfur ointment is considered one of the safest for the treatment of these diseases.
Sulfur ointment is safe. Very rarely it causes mild skin dryness. In addition, it is quite cheap and really helps. But there is something unpleasant: sulfuric ointment strongly stain clothes and bedding, and has a very unpleasant smell. It is strongly recommended during treatment using old clothes and linens, as not only spots, but a smell that is left of sulfur ointment is almost impossible to be removed by.
Drugs based on sulfur
To be applied in medical practice medicine sulfur usually related products containing elemental sulfur, which is itself in the pharmacological for virtually inactive. However, the interaction of elemental sulfur with some organic substances in the body are formed compounds with pharmacological effect limit. Thus, when applied to the skin of elemental sulfur and sulfides formed pentationovaya acid, which have antimicrobial and antiparasitic activity. Sulfides, in addition, have the ability to enhance and accelerate the formation of the uppermost stratum corneum (keratoplasticheskie properties).
As a preparation of elemental sulfur in the medical practice using purified sulfur and sulfur deposition. Purified sulfur – is a fine powder lemon yellow, soluble in water. Used as purified sulfur inside (as a sedative), and externally in the form of powders and ointments for the treatment of skin diseases (psoriasis, seborrhea, scabies, and so on).
Precipitated sulfur is a very fine pale yellow, odorless, practically insoluble in water. Only applied externally in the form of ointments and 10/05/20% of powders for the treatment of skin diseases. An example of an ointment of sulfur deposition is simple sulfuric ointment.
Precipitated sulfur can not be used inside instead of sulfur treated, as in the gut of it a significant amount of hydrogen sulfide, which when absorbed into the bloodstream can cause headache, nausea, vomiting, and so on.
When applied to the skin of sulfur reacts with organic matter to form sulfides and pentationovuyu acid, which have antimicrobial and antiparasitic activity. Sulfides also have the ability to restore the stratum corneum (keratoplasticheskie properties), which is very important in the treatment of certain skin diseases.