Ichthammol (Ichthyol) is an excellent antiseptic and has a strong disinfecting effect. This substance in the treatment of hemorrhoids has a pronounced antibacterial, reparative and anti-inflammatory effect. The use of drugs containing themthiol, promotes:
Properties of ichthyol
Reduction of pain syndrome
Elimination of edema in the anorectal area
Withdrawal of symptoms of inflammation
Restoration of blood flow in the damaged area
Disinfection of infected areas
Improvement of the tone of veins and vessels
The active ingredient ichthyol is a product of the dry distillation of bituminous shales containing the remains of fossil fishes and marine animals. It contains about 10% organically bound sulfur and thiophene. Thiophene is able to dissolve perfectly in water and glycerin. To this composition, petrolatum is added-a wax-like material having a sufficiently firm consistency. It is this component that protects the skin, moisturizes and promotes better penetration of other substances.
Ichthyol ointment and suppositories are intended for topical application, in the treatment of hemorrhoids, they are often used in combination with other medications.
Ichthyol ointment is used topically and rectally for the treatment of external and internal hemorrhoids. One of its useful properties is the ability to decontaminate inflamed hemorrhoids and promote the rapid healing of anal fissures. In addition, the ointment effectively reduces the inflammatory process and reduces the painful manifestations of hemorrhoids.
Ichthyol ointment In addition to antiseptic action, ichthyol ointment can well relieve discomfort and itching sensations in the anus. The drug is able to have a bactericidal action against certain yeast fungi, pathogenic staphylococci and streptococci. At the same time, the gram-negative bacteria ointment does not work.
Ichthyol ointment improves the elasticity of the skin, softens the keratinized areas, eliminates peeling, speeds up the regeneration and exchange processes, and anesthetizes. The anesthetic effect of the ointment on the deep layers of soft tissues usually manifests itself several hours after application.
The drug helps to improve the outflow of venous blood, normalizes blood circulation in the rectum area, promotes active intake of oxygen to the tissues and enhances the body's ability to epithelize and restore cells. The active substances of the ointment do not penetrate into the blood and cause no harm to the body. The drug acts at the local level and quickly improves the patient's condition.
Indications for the use of ichthyol ointment:
Ointment has a wide range of applications and is prescribed for many diseases:
Indications for use
Skin diseases (eczema, trophic ulcers, erysipelas)
Burns, trauma, frostbite, purulent wounds
Neuralgia of inflammatory and traumatic nature
Ichthyol ointment is successfully used in gynecology for the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the pelvic organs.