Nowadays the old pharmacy means zinc ointment has become very popular again. I will answer the most relevant questions asked about this tool.
Q: What is zinc ointment?
A: It is a suspension (suspension) of zinc oxide in petroleum jelly in a ratio of 1:10. This is a rather thick white ointment. Available in jars and tubes. Released from pharmacies without a prescription.
Q: What is the effect of this ointment?
A: The ointment has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, drying effect, relieves irritation, reduces the effects of exudation (soak), forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin from the action of irritants.
Q: What is zinc ointment used for?
A .: This ointment treats “diaper” dermatitis, diaper rash, prickly heat, superficial wounds (cuts, scratches, skin abrasions), burns, ulcers of the skin, dermatitis, pressure sores, eczema, streptoderma, trophic ulcers, etc.
Q: Is zinc ointment harmful to the body?
A: The benefits of microelement zinc in its ingestion, see this and this article. When applied externally from the ointment, a very small proportion of zinc is absorbed into the general circulation. This ointment may, of course, be hypersensitive, as with any medicine, but in practice it is an extremely rare phenomenon.
Q .: Does zinc ointment cause allergies or skin irritation?
O .: Just the opposite. Previously, when prescription-producing departments functioned in almost all pharmacies, a large amount of work was occupied by the preparation of “chatterboxes”. Dermatologists have always included zinc oxide in the “talkers” for allergic dermatitis.
Q .: Does ointment help with acne?
A. Yes, it relieves inflammation, redness and soreness with fresh acne and acne. If there are black dots, they are first removed, and only then apply ointment.
Q: Can this ointment be used for pregnant women?
A: Pregnancy and breastfeeding is not a contraindication for this ointment, moreover, very many powders and baby creams for babies contain zinc oxide in the composition.
Q: Is it true that zinc ointment whitens the skin?
A. Yes, zinc ointment whitens pigment spots, freckles. Its “relative” – salicylic-zinc paste (Lassar’s paste) has an even more whitening effect.
Q: Can I use zinc ointment on dry skin?
A: To protect the skin from excessive drying, you can use a very simple method: apply a small amount of zinc ointment on your palm, add a few drops of baby oil (for example, “Johnsons Baby) or melted butter, rub the mixture with other fingers until smooth and use purpose.
Q: Is it true that zinc ointment has a rejuvenating effect?
A: It is known that ultraviolet radiation causes rapid aging and fading of the skin of the face and neck. Zinc ointment has a sunscreen effect and thus protects skin cells from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation.
For more information, you can emphasize in the article “Zinc ointment: customer reviews”, and the instructions with explanations on zinc ointment are in the article “Ointment zinc application”.