Medicinal properties of calendula ointment

Calendula ointment is used to treat infected wounds, burns, cuts and other minor injuries of the skin.It is used for anal fissures, thrombophlebitis, varicose veins of the lower extremities, trophic ulcers, bedsores.After application to the skin the drug is slowly absorbed and has a local anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and reparative action.

drug is active against gram-positive bacteria (Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Sarcina lutea) Gram negative bacteria (Pseudomonasaeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp), pathogenic fungus Candida monosa, Candida albicans, Neurosporacrassa.Calendula ointment can cause allergic reactions on the skin.The drug is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to its components, children under six years.

How to use calendula ointment

Apply the product on dry clean skin surface.The amount of ointment will depend on the size of the lesion.Two to four grams of drugs (a strip of ointment the length of 2-4 cm) will be sufficient to treat the skin surface area of ​​400-800 sq cm(which corresponds to the area of ​​the sacrum, the knee joint).When an ulcer or wound with a purulent discharge is recommended to carry out mechanical cleaning of necrotic tissue.

Burns wounds, cuts and other injuries of the skin cream spread evenly over the surface of the lesion.Lightly rub until the sensation of heat, then cover the affected area with gauze and secure with a sterile bandage.Then wash your hands.Change your bandages 2-3 times a day.For the treatment of anal fissures ointment grease cotton swabs and enter them into the rectum after a bowel movement or enema.Repeat 1-2 times a day.

For the treatment of varicose veins and thrombophlebitis apply calendula ointment to the affected area with a thick layer (2-3 mm) in the projection of the veins, without rubbing.Cover with parchment paper, fix bandage.Follow the procedure 2-3 times a day and at night.Course application means -2-3 months.When varicose and trophic ulcers apply ointment in the form of applications.Wash the skin around the warm water and soap, then treat it with zinc ointment.Apply to the wound with a thick layer of calendula ointment, cover the affected area with parchment paper or a gauze bandage.Make dressing 1-3 times a day.The course of treatment - 2-3 weeks.