The human body would be perfect if it were not exposed to all sorts of diseases and injuries. And for those who pulled the ligament, broke his arm or was at the mercy of a vascular disease, all these troubles would be fatal if not for medicine. Modern science is sometimes capable of working wonders.
Over the years, medicines have become increasingly reliable and effective, and homeopathy has become a very popular area of medicine. Of course, homeopathic remedies are not capable of having a pronounced therapeutic effect, however, in combination with traditional medicine, they can restore health and well-being. This article will discuss one of the most popular homeopathic remedies - Traumeel ointment.
What is Traumel?
The ointment is based on a complex of plant extracts, including witch hazel extracts, arnica, yarrow, echinacea, St. John's wort, marigold, chamomile, etc., with a total of 14 components. Its use is indicated for injuries of the joints and soft tissues, as well as for inflammatory processes. Plant extracts are combined with paraffin and petrolatum, ethyl alcohol is added to this mixture to stabilize. As a result, the tool gets not a liquid, but a paste-like form. Available in traumel ointment in tubes of 50 g.
Indications for use:
- bone fractures;
- acute and blunt injuries;
- thermal and chemical burns;
- purulent inflammation of the sweat glands;
- myositis (muscle inflammation);
- pneumonia (an application is made on the chest area).
It is important to remember that the ointment itself is not a panacea, it only helps to accelerate the therapeutic effect with the general therapeutic treatment.
We should not forget that some of the components that make up the ointment are poisonous. The ointment should be applied in a small amount on the damaged area with light, without pressure, in a circular motion. In no case should ointment be used if the tissues are damaged (for example, as a result of a cut, burn or bruise) and there is an open wound.
Apply the ointment to 3 times a day. Sometimes not just ordinary applications are used, but ointment dressings. The method of use must be clarified with the attending physician.
Hypersensitivity to any component that is part of the ointment.
There are also instructions that prescribe to apply the ointment with caution if the patient has:
- AIDS (HIV). The effect of the drug is associated with the stimulation of the immune system, therefore the presence of HIV infection in the human body can have the exact opposite effect.
- chronic alcoholism. The effect of the drug is leveled when combined with ethyl alcohol.
- liver disease
Traumeel can be prescribed for children over the age of three. Treatment of mastitis by nursing mothers with the help of Traumel may raise the issue of stopping breastfeeding.
Keep the ointment at a temperature of 15 to 25 degrees. The ointment should be homogeneous in composition, if it has become lumpy, it can no longer be used. The shelf life of the drug is 5 years. Ointment must be protected from children.
Traumel: gel or ointment - which is better?
Traumel is produced not only in the form of ointment, but also as a gel. In this regard, many ask the question, what is better to use.
In practice, the composition and the ointment, and the gel is the same, but the gel is absorbed faster, and therefore, quickly begins its therapeutic effect. In addition, the gel does not leave greasy spots on the skin, so your clothes will be cleaner.
If you take the full range of medical effects, then today Traumeel ointment has no analogues. Nevertheless, in certain aspects other means can be cited, including:
- Alesan cream helps with joint pain.
- Heparin ointment is an inexpensive and proven remedy for those suffering from vascular diseases.
- gel Fastum - will help with back and back pain.
Consumer feedback is the most valuable guide to the application. Of course, all cases are deeply individual, but perhaps it is in them that you will find similar to your situation.
Anna: Mom always scared me with homeopathic remedies, they say, this is just a waste of money that will not lead to anything good. But once, when I was visiting my grandmother, I slipped in the kitchen and put my forehead on the corner of the table. A chic bump began to bloom right in the middle of the forehead. My grandmother immediately offered me to get smeared with Traumel. Honestly, I struggled with myself for a very long time, but I still smeared it with this substance as a result. What was my surprise when already after 15 minutes the lump began to deflate! Later I told my mother about this case, and now Traumel is in our first-aid kit just in case!
Jeanne: I have a problem chest, now a second child. Both with the first and the second child there was such sadness as lactostasis. And they appear to me not only at the very beginning of feeding, but also when feeding is already established. I rubbed Traumelle in the area of the blocked duct between feedings, and always washed the breast before giving it to the baby. Lactostasis passed. It happened to me like three or four times. I understand that this is dangerous, but the first kid was not injured, I think that everything will be all right with the second one. Although it is still better to discuss such things with the doctor.
Victoria: I have sore joints and standing work. And every evening, going to bed, I knew that I would not have to sleep for a long time. Ointment Traumel was advised to me by a friend, and the effect did not keep me waiting - she came home from work, smeared, went to bed in the evening and fell asleep like a baby! Probably, this tool is not suitable for everyone, but it came up to me. I smear them sore joints twice a day and I have been feeling great for 3 months already.
Irina: Traumel - an expensive tool, but ... useless. I bought it at the pharmacy for 502 rubles. And then - would not have bought if my sister had not advised. She smeared Traumel from mastitis, and then I suddenly felt some kind of compaction in my chest. Was smeared 3 times a day, zero sense. When she finally went to the gynecologist, he said that Traumel was not suitable as an absorbing agent. And the ultrasound specialist said the same thing, that Traumel can only be used to relieve edema, this is a symptomatic remedy. So I don’t really believe in Traumel, it will probably be useful in complex therapy, but it’s hardly suitable for anything.
Svetlana: I’ve been reading positive reviews about Traumeel ointment and decided to buy it to remove lactostasis. The tool, by the way, is very expensive. I made ointment dressings between feedings and overnight. Before feeding, thoroughly washed the breasts. The next day, the pain was gone, but the baby began to suffer from colic. In general, I came to the conclusion that this ointment can cause digestive upset in a child. So I advise everyone to use this ointment with caution.
Elina: Traumeel's ointment was prescribed to me by a doctor to relieve the swelling after the operation, and I was quite pleased with the result (although I was not satisfied with the price of the medicine). And then I learned that this ointment can be applied from acne on the back. I just had such a problem, and after 3-4 applications everything stopped. You have no idea how great it is that I can now wear open dresses! True, the ointment has a cumulative effect, that is, if there is a rash, you need to be smeared all the time until it passes, and then - as needed. In general, I am very glad that there is such a tool that can be used for other purposes, but which gives such a magical effect!
Valentina: Girls, never try this stuff. Expensive and useless. The doctor advised me to smear the breast with lactostasis, and then it turned out that the ointment does not dissolve anything, and first you need to remove the seals, and then swelling. So look for good doctors and treat correctly.
It is known that every medicine can be both good and evil. And Traumel ointment may have a different effect, even if you follow the instructions for use. Therefore, be careful, doctors are people too, they can be wrong, and who else but you, can point out their mistakes? If you are not sure about something, it is better to ask again.