Medicinal products for external use in any case need to be used with caution, as they can cause side effects. In this article, you will learn about Sinaflan ointment, which is used to treat various skin diseases. About how to use it, the indications and dosage, as well as consumer reviews about this ointment, read on.
Ointment Sinaflana: indications for use
In its chemical composition, the drug Sinaflan is a glucocorticosteroid (fluocinolone acetonide in combination with auxiliary substances). Used externally. The drug reduces itching, gives antiallergic and anti-inflammatory effect.
Many consumers are interested in the question: Sinaflan - hormonal ointment or not? Given the chemical composition of the ointment, you can determine that it has a depressant effect on the immune system and inhibits the synthesis of collagen and protein. Thus, the answer to the question posed is yes, Sinaflane refers to hormonal ointments. This means that you need to use this drug with extreme caution and only after consulting a doctor.
The ointment works like this: it is first absorbed through the skin, binds to plasma proteins and participates in metabolism (locally most of all in the liver), and then excreted from the body through the kidneys.
At the pharmacy, Sinaflan is sold as a cream or ointment, you can also buy liniment (something like a thick, gelatinous structure lotion). The concentration of ointment and liniment is 0.025%.
The drug is used in the treatment of inflammatory and allergic skin diseases that are caused by non-bacterial infections. They can be chronic (atopic dermatitis, for example) or acute. As a rule, diseases are accompanied by severe dry skin, for example:
- eczema of almost all types;
- seborrheic dermatitis;
Argued that to cure these diseases is completely impossible. However, they can lead to long-term remission, and the task of Sinaflana in this case is precisely this.
In addition to chronic skin diseases, Sinaflan can be prescribed for other reasons - for example, with skin itch, thermal burns of 1 degree, severe sunburns, and even insect bites.
Apply the ointment as follows: the patient's skin is cleaned with a tampon moistened with an antiseptic, then a little of the product is applied (if the skin is oily, lotion is better suited) and slightly rubbed, but not completely absorbed. If small skin areas are affected, you can use an ointment under the occlusal (ie, thick, breathable) dressing. Under the bandage permissible daily dose - no more than 2 grams. Sinaflan is applied directly to the skin in accordance with the regimen prescribed by the doctor, usually 1-3 times a day for 5-10 days. If necessary, treatment can be extended to 25 days.
Since Sinaflan is a hormonal drug, it can cause various side effects, including "steroid" acne, "steroid" diabetes, and stomach ulcers. Among the side effects are also all sorts of unpleasant sensations on the skin - burning, itching, pigmentation disorders, folliculitis, etc. Therefore, if the doctor has prescribed Sinaflan for you and you have already felt at the first applications that “something is wrong”, immediately stop using this tool and make an appointment with the doctor. Moreover, Sinaflana has many analogues that can cost much more (Sinaflan ointment is a very cheap means), but it will not cause negative consequences.
Of course, not everyone can use this ointment. In particular, Sinaflane should never be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. It is forbidden to use it and children under 2 years old. Sinaflan can not be used if the patient has some skin, infectious or viral diseases, as well as a stomach ulcer.
Preschool children use ointment for a maximum of 5 days. In addition, to apply Sinaflan on the skin of a child, it is usually mixed with baby cream.
The drug is not recommended to be applied on the skin of the face and on those parts of the body where the skin is thinner and more sensitive (knee and elbow cavities, skin folds). During treatment, it is necessary to abandon tight tight clothing.
If the patient is already suffering from pink acne, the use of Sinaflana can lead to an exacerbation of the disease. Doctors solve this problem by the simultaneous appointment of an antimicrobial agent.
It is important to remember that Sinaflan has a depressant effect on immunity. Therefore, vaccination should not be performed during treatment.
Sinaflan (ointment): reviews consumers
According to medical professionals, Sinaflan is an effective means that must be used with great care. Self-treatment is categorically excluded, because the drug is addictive, and with uncontrolled use of health effects can be very serious. Reasonable use of this drug can lead, to the delight of patients, to surprising results.
- Vasilina, 15 years old:My skin is very problematic. All my life I suffer from allergies, a rash constantly appears on the face, then on the neck, then behind the ears. The skin of the face is very ugly - bumpy, all stained, flaky. The doctor prescribed me only a diet and a vitamin complex, but this did not get any better. I have already smeared my face with tea tree oil, and bought tar soap, which I did, but zero.
I decided to try Sinaflane myself - the tool is still very inexpensive. Of course, I carefully read the instructions for Sinaflan and the reviews about it. Since hormonal ointment, I knew that you can not use it for longer than 2-3 days.
After I smeared my acne in the evening, the changes began almost immediately. The next morning, there were improvements. Buttered again - again helped. In general, I literally found my panacea.
And, by the way, I understand perfectly well that I took a serious risk, because there could be any reaction to the drug. But everything worked out for me, so I want to advise Sinaflan to those who are desperate, perhaps he will be the solution to your problem. If you are afraid of side effects, of course, go first to the doctor or even ask the pharmacist at the pharmacy, especially since some pharmacists can answer questions much more clearly than other doctors.
- Catherine, 28 years old:I have always regarded hormonal ointments with suspicion - they are addictive, and accustomed skin no longer perceives treatment as normal. Moreover, if chronic skin diseases are smeared with hormones, remission can never be expected, as irreversible changes begin to occur in the skin.
In my childhood, I had neurodermatitis, which I “outgrown”. However, he "remembered" about me after giving birth and returned in all its glory. While I was breastfeeding, of course, there could be no talk of any treatment. But when she stopped, she decided to undergo treatment with Sinaflan. And sorry. No, at first the skin cleared almost instantly, but after 2 days everything became very serious. Moreover, the disease got out even on such areas of the skin where it had never been seen before - on the legs, for example.
My advice is that you do not need to use Sinaflan without a prescription. If it really burns, buy some analogue, it will be more expensive, but more effective. Fluticasone, for example - yes, it will cost you a pretty penny, but you will not worry about the sudden consequences, and heal quickly.
- Gregory, 44 years:I have atopic dermatitis, and life without hormonal ointments is simply impossible. During periods of exacerbation, there is a nightmare - the skin constantly itches and itches. I know perfectly well that hormonal medications are harmful, but Sinaflan has become a real salvation for me, especially since it is very inexpensive. I tried to do without hormonal ointments, but it only got worse. So now Sinaflane is always at hand, especially when traveling.
Many consumers criticize Sinaflan - why use hormonal ointment if there are non-hormonal analogues? However, medical practice shows that there are a number of skin diseases, which can not even lead to a patient-tolerable condition with the help of ordinary ointments. Hormonal ointments help to contain the disease and make the patient's life much easier and calmer.
Of course, with an overdose or misuse, Sinaflan can be a real poison. Therefore, in any case, do not treat them without first consulting a specialist. Many are attracted by the cheapness of this drug, but this does not mean that it can be taken lightly. Be careful when treating!