Levomikol has long been known as an excellent wound healing and anti-inflammatory agent with antimicrobial properties. A lot of patients are concerned with the question: can Levomekol be smeared in the mouth?
The ointment is used to treat purulent tissue damage, and is applied directly to an open wound, in some cases it is even introduced into the cavity of the wound injury through a catheter. This means that the drug, if necessary, can be used on the mucous membranes, in particular for the treatment of wounds and inflammatory processes in the mouth.
Quite often, doctors prescribe Levomekol in order to relieve inflammation during periodontal disease, with it they make compresses per well after the extraction of teeth, treat damage in the corners of the mouth. Means well helps with sore gums.
The composition of Levomekol includes two active components:
- Chloramphenicol, which is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is active against the majority of gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms, as well as rickettsia, spirochetes and chlamydia;
- Methyluracil is an agent that actively stimulates regeneration processes, helping to heal wound surfaces as quickly as possible and increase the body’s anti-infective defenses.
The combination of these two medicinal substances provides the fastest and most effective therapeutic effect of the drug Levomekol during stomatitis. Inflammatory processes occurring in the mouth, in particular on the gums, take place within a few days, and the relief comes after a few medications.
Indications for use
According to the instructions, Levomekol is used to treat the following pathologies:
- wound injuries (including purulent);
- inflammatory processes of purulent-necrotic type;
- lymph node inflammation (lymphadenitis);
- ulcers and burns of the skin;
- lesions caused by frostbite.
Levomekol is used in dental practice for the treatment of:
- periodontal inflammatory processes;
- fistula due to tooth extraction;
- purulent rash associated with periostitis;
- postoperative damage in the mouth;
- necrotic manifestations on the gums, with a long inflammatory process.
Despite the fact that today there are many new dental products that relieve inflammation in the mouth, doctors often resort to using old and, most importantly, proven drugs. Levomekol serves as such medicine.
It is possible to smear Levomekol ointment in the mouth only if the patient has no contraindications to the medication, otherwise the use of the drug may cause various allergic manifestations, including angioedema.
Levomekol is not used in the following cases:
- if the patient has an increased sensitivity to the composition of the medication;
- if the history of psoriasis and eczematous skin lesions are present;
- in case of fungal infection.
When contraindications to the use of Levomekol, the patient is prescribed a remedy – an analogue.
Features of use
The use of drugs, in particular Levomekol, in the area of the oral mucosa requires increased caution and careful study of the list of contraindications.
Ointment is not recommended to be used simultaneously with sulfanilamide components, with pyrazoline derivatives and with cytostatics.
The application of the drug should be carried out in sterile cleanliness, thoroughly washing hands and disinfecting the instruments used.
Method of use
Levomekol applied to the wound surface with a thin layer. Usually prescribed use of the drug from 1 to 2 times per day course no more than 5 days.
If necessary, the doctor may increase the duration of therapy.
Levomekol in the mouth is used similarly to the standard scheme of use. After using the medication, it is advisable not to eat for some time, not to drink liquid and not to rinse your mouth. For the treatment of fistulas, a sterile gauze dressing is soaked with ointment and placed in the damaged hole.
The dressing material impregnated with the agent can also be applied to the inflamed gums. As an option, sterile cotton wool is wound for the dressing.
If there are purulent wounds in the mouth, they should be simply lubricated with a thin layer of Levomekol.
With traumatic postoperative injuries in the mouth, dressings soaked with Levomekol impose on a pre-washed wound for half an hour, after which they should be removed.
Use in pediatrics and in pregnant patients
Levomekol is approved for use in children from three years of age. The way of using the medicine for them remains the same as for an adult.
Before you start taking the drug in a child, especially in the mouth, you must consult with your doctor and make sure that there are no contraindications.
The use of Levomekol during pregnancy and lactation is prescribed only when absolutely necessary. This is due to the fact that a sufficient number of clinical trials have not been conducted in this group of patients and there are no data on the possible effects on the health of the expectant mother and fetal development.
For therapy, you can smear the mouth with Levomekolom only in the absence of a patient’s contraindications to the medication. In the presence of hypersensitivity to the components of the drug may develop allergic reactions, manifested in the form:
- syrup reactions;
- itching and burning sensation in the mouth;
- local tissue redness;
- Quincke’s edema.
With the development of the above or any other discomfort during therapy. It is necessary to interrupt the use of the tool and consult a specialist.
With long-term use of Levomekol (including use in the mouth), contact sensitization (contact-type dermatitis) may occur, which causes the development of allergic reactions during the next application of the drug. To avoid this, one should strictly adhere to the treatment regimen and not change the duration of the course of therapy, which should be no more than 5 days.
Levomekol is used to treat purulent and inflammatory lesions of the skin tissue and mucous membranes. The tool exhibits antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and regenerating effects.
To the question: can Levomekol on the oral mucosa be answered with confidence: yes. Despite the fact that the instructions for the drug do not describe its use in dentistry, the long-term experience of the medical specialists and the numerous positive reviews of patients confirm the therapeutic efficacy of the drug in the treatment of purulent-inflammatory lesions of the oral cavity.
However, it should be remembered that before using any medical devices it is necessary to ensure that there are no contraindications to them.