The manifestation of allergic reactions that bring discomfort to our lives can be the most diverse. These symptoms can be cough and runny nose, as well as various rashes and swelling of the skin and mucous membranes. The very appearance of these pathologies is associated with the production of biologically active substances by the body, leading to allergic reactions. The most active of these is histamine.
To get rid of unpleasant symptoms, the pharmacological industry produces drugs that affect metabolic processes. These drugs can prevent or eliminate the symptoms of an allergic reaction by neutralizing histamine. There are many such tools. They are combined into a common group of antihistamines. The form of their release is varied. Antihistamine medicines can be in the form of tablets and capsules, syrups and suppositories, creams and ointments. Injections are also available.
For topical use of antihistamine ointment. Their choice is great, but before applying any of them, it is necessary to consult a specialist. There are antihistamine ointments produced on the basis of natural substances. These include cream Gistan. This drug is made with the addition of natural antihistamine contained in thin birch bark. The composition of the ointment allows its use in patients suffering from drug intolerance, when the use of chemicals is impossible. The main active component of Gistan is betulin, which is capable of:
– show anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory effects;
-carry out antioxidant protection of the body;
-show immunomodulatory properties.
Betulin is an adaptogen, antimutagen and oncoprotector. Birch buds extract, which is contained in the cream, has antipruritic action. It relieves irritation and redness of the skin, as well as antifungal effects. This substance is able to reduce inflammatory processes. Lily of the valley oil, lupine, train, violet, calendula – all of these components that make up the cream soften the skin, promote its speedy healing, soothe and strengthen the walls of blood vessels.
Antihistamine ointments are used for skin itching and urticaria, allergic rashes on the skin. In addition, they are recommended for bites of various insects, eczema, psoriasis, photodermatitis and vesicular manifestations.
Antihistamine cream Ketopin different complex composition. It has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and disinfecting effect, and also helps to eliminate itching, peeling and crusts on the skin. In its composition, the ointment does not contain hormones, which allows not to inhibit the healing process of tissues. Ketopin is non-toxic and has analgesic, antioxidant and antimicrobial action.
The use of this cream is recommended for allergic and contact dermatitis, dermatosis, various insect bites, light burns obtained by the sun and thermally, microbial, mitotic and seborrheic eczemas.
Antihistamine ointments are applied with a thin layer on the lesion of the skin and rubbed with light movements. The procedure is performed once a day. If necessary, the ointment can be used two to three times a day. The course of treatment is one month.
Contraindications to the use of antihistamine ointments is the individual sensitivity to their constituent components. If you exceed the dosage may be a slight increase in blood clotting. Ointments can be used in combination with other drugs.