Levomekol is an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory drug that is effective when applied externally from wounds, non-healing ulcers and acne. Doctors also recommend that Levomekol be used for felting hands and feet.
Components and form of medication
Levomekol is released in the form of ointment, contains 7.5 mg of chloramphenicol and 40 mg of methyluracil per gram of the homogeneous mixture. The auxiliary composition is represented by polyethylene glycols.
Ointment is white, yellowness is allowed.
When feline ointment Levomekol has a complex anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and regenerating effect.
Levomitsetin as part of the drug has antimicrobial properties due to its ability to disrupt peptide synthesis in bacteria cells. The antibiotic copes well with staphylococcal, streptococcal infection and E. coli.
Methyluracil, as the second active agent of the drug, helps the cells of the damaged area of the skin to recover and speeds up the repair. It has a moderate anti-inflammatory effect.
Forming composition is also involved in the treatment process. Polyethylene glycols absorb wounds, increase the therapeutic effect of active substances.
Levomekol easily penetrates the epithelial layer, but it is not known whether it is able to penetrate the systemic circulation.
Indications for appointment
It is recommended to use Levomekol in the treatment of felon, as well as the following diseases:
- wounds with purulent discharges;
- wounds infected with mixed types of bacteria;
- long non-healing ulcers;
- internal acne;
- burns with infection.
In case of felon, medication is prescribed only by the surgeon after the diagnosis of the skin condition at the site of injury. The treatment is carried out at home.
General rules of application
Levomekol in the treatment of felon is allowed for adults and children from three years of age. With the help of Levomekol, compresses are made or applied without a sterile dressing directly to the surface of the lesion.
It is recommended to use the drug from the first day of felon. Long-term treatment is not recommended, as the ointment can disrupt osmosis in adjacent healthy skin cells..
From the fifth day of treatment, the drug should be changed with other drugs for skin healing.
Treatment for felon
Treatment of felon Levomekol carried out according to this scheme:
- washed with clean water at room temperature; place felon;
- blot dry with a towel or napkin;
- apply ointment on the finger;
- panaritiums are treated with blotting movements.
It is necessary to carry out the felon treatment procedure two or three times a day. In addition, the doctor may prescribe treatment of the affected area with Vishnevsky ointment, methyluracil ointment after applying Levomekol.
This method of applying the ointment is used from the first day of the disease. If the treatment is not started immediately, Levomekol ointment from felon is used as follows:
- sterile gauze folded several times;
- blot the resulting gauze compress ointment;
- impose a compress on the site of lesion of the skin;
- cover with plastic wrap to prevent spreading ointment.
Keep the compress is necessary all day. Change the bandage with fresh ointment should be daily for four days of treatment.
During application to avoid contact with the mucous membranes. Do not take if you are allergic to the components of the ointment, as well as for psoriatic skin lesions.
Contraindications are eczematous and mycotic diseases of the skin.