Bruises, swelling and other signs of microtrauma appear on the body at the impact site. They indicate damage to the soft tissues, capillaries, epidermis, even if there are no visible wounds on the skin. It is often recommended to use Levomekol for bruises.
It is a paste ointment for the local treatment of diseases with violation of the skin.
Levomekol external agent belongs to the group of drugs with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial action. Its active ingredients are methyluracil (dioxomethyl tetrahydropyrimidine) and levomycetin (chloramphenicol).
Levomekol protects the site of damage from infections. The ointment is distributed over the surface, penetrates deep into tissues and prevents reproduction of staphylococcus, Pseudomonas bacillus, intestinal bacteria in a wound or burn.
Substances of Levomekol, in addition to antimicrobial action, also stimulate regeneration processes. They penetrate into the tissue without damaging the cell membrane and accelerate the healing of microtraumas of the skin, capillaries.
Anti-inflammatory properties of the ointment contributes to:
- removal of fluid from the extracellular space at the site of damage;
- reducing pain;
- reduce swelling;
- creating conditions for the rapid recovery of cells.
Therefore, it helps Levomekol from bruises and other injuries of soft tissues. The drug can be used in the treatment of pregnant women, lactating women, children, the elderly.
When allergic skin reactions appear, the product is no longer used.
Restrictions on the use of ointment
Levomekol is contraindicated only to people sensitive to its substances. The presence of pus is not a restriction to the use of ointment: the tool does not lose the antimicrobial effect.
Children, pregnant and lactating women should not use the drug with chloramphenicol uncontrollably. Dosing and frequency of use Levomekol prescribed by a doctor.
Usually, the ointment is applied on wounds and burns 2–3 times / day.
The use of ointment for injuries with skin damage
Bruises are with deep and superficial violation of the integrity of the skin. In case of moderate injury, they are examined by a traumatologist.
Abrasions themselves or the child can be treated independently.
Dosing Levomekol with bruises with skin damage:
- The wound or abrasion is treated with peroxide, chlorhexidine, another antiseptic.
- The injury site is dried with a sterile cloth or bandage.
- Levomekol is applied on a gauze cut larger than the area of damage and applied to the wound.
- Fix the cloth with a non-woven plaster.
The duration of wound treatment is determined by the doctor. When abrasions Levomekol stop to smear after the removal of edema at the site of injury and with the appearance of a crust, indicating healing tissue.
The use of ointment for injuries without damaging the skin
For bruises, Levomekol should be used in the same way as for abrasions, if a swelling without wounds and bruising appeared at the impact site. The skin is washed, treated with an antiseptic, dried with a paper napkin.
Then, gauze with ointment is applied to the painful area, fixed with a non-woven plaster, or rubbed into the skin with a cotton swab. The procedure is carried out 1-2 times a day for 2-5 days.
Apply ointment for bruises and hematomas
A bruise is a subcutaneous bruise at the site of injury due to damage to the capillaries. A hematoma is a collection of blood (a soft knob) in any part of the body. Levomekol does not have an absorbable property, so it does not help to eliminate them.
The ointment only prevents tissue inflammation, which reduces pain and speeds healing.
On a note! When bruised from hematomas Levomekol does not save, but the ointment is used after puncture (blood suction) to prevent infection of the wound and accelerate the healing of tissues.
The use of ointment for varicose veins anal
Often in winter, when falling, the coccygeal region is bruised. This is the cause of skin dissection, exacerbation of hemorrhoids.
How to apply Levomekol:
- At bedtime, wash the affected area with warm water.
- Blot moisture with a paper napkin on and around the anus.
- To hemorrhoids or bruises with a dissection of the skin is applied gauze with Levomekolom applied. It can be fixed with a non-woven adhesive plaster.
- The procedure is repeated for 10 days.
Important! After a fall, it is necessary to be examined by a traumatologist in order to rule out a fracture of the coccyx.
The doctor will individually advise on the advisability of treating the injury with Levomekol or another medicine.