Inflammation is the body's response to an internal or external stimulus. Inflammation is part of the immune response designed to remove the irritation and speed healing.
In connection with inflammation, there are five typical symptoms in the area of the inflamed area: redness, swelling, pain, overheating and impaired function. In addition, there may be a fever, swelling of the lymph nodes and night sweats. Itching can also occur along with inflammation.
It is important to treat the inflammation locally in order to prevent it from spreading through the bloodstream in the body and leading to blood poisoning.
Active ingredients in anti-inflammatory creams
There is a large variety of different active ingredients for treating inflammation, which inhibit inflammation in different ways. There are numerous natural agents that are useful for applying inflammation to the skin. However, the effect of the following preparations is only weak: chamomile flowers, witch hazel, devil's claw, marigold or bromelain. These substances can be used to make ointments or moist compresses that are used to treat skin or mucous membrane inflammation. Due to their weak effect, they are only suitable for uncomplicated, slight inflammation.
Further agents for use in inflammation are tannins such as oak bark, aluminum sulfate, bismuth complex compounds or zinc oxide. These substances are also only suitable for skin inflammation.
The active ingredient in Tannolact Fettcreme is phenol-methanal-urea-polycondensate.
Painkillers such as ibuprofen, diclofenac or aspirin are also effective against the inflammatory process and at the same time relieve the existing pain. Glucocorticoids such as cortisone and its derivatives are most commonly used, but should only be used for more severe forms of inflammation.
Less common groups of active substances are antibodies that specifically inhibit the substances involved in the inflammation process. If the inflammation is triggered by allergic reactions, antiallergic drugs (H1 antihistamines) help to contain the inflammation.
The creams that are primarily used in inflammatory processes contain either pain relievers, which have an anti-inflammatory effect, or cortisone. The type and composition of the cream should be based on the location of the inflammation.
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Cream against inflammation in the genital area
Especially the one female genital area is prone to inflammation. A healthy vaginal flora normally protects the skin and the genital area from the penetration of germs through its acidic environment. But through mechanical irritation or by bacteria, Mushrooms and viruses can Triggered inflammation become. There are numerous different preparations on a natural basis that are used for inflammation in the genital area.
Gladly is used for inflammation in the female genital area Tannolact used. Without cortisone but with the active ingredient pehnol-methanal-urea-polycondensate, Tannolact is suitable for use in the intimate area. Low dose Tannolact creams (Fat cream 0.4% or 1%) are suitable for use on the Skin in the genital-anal area and also in Diaper area in infants and young children. Also a Bath additive is offered by Tannolact, which is supposed to help treat hard-to-reach areas of skin (skin folds in the genital area) to treat inflammation.
In addition there is also antibiotic vaginal creams, which allow inflammation in the genital area caused by bacteria to heal in 5 - 10 days together with oral tablets.
Ultimately, it is important to have inflammation in the genital area to prevent. Often the inflammation occurs as a result of Vaginal dryness on. This can be treated with creams that contain fats or moisture. If the vaginal dryness occurs as a result of the changed hormonal balance During menopause, a cream can be used for that Estrogens and thereby improves the vaginal environment.
In any case, it is important to find the source of the inflammation, because too Fungal infections can cause inflammation of the genital area and should be treated with other drugs / creams.
At persistent inflammation should definitely be one Gynecologist be sought out to begin adequate therapy. Basically it is important that to support the body's own protective mechanismsto maintain the natural balance and to make sure that a adequate hygiene given is.
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Cream against inflammation of the glans
For one Inflammation of the glans (Balantitis) there are numerous causes. A distinction is made between infectious inflammation of the glans and non-infectious inflammation. Non-infectious inflammation arise through mechanical irritation, moist environment or allergic reaction like for example on latex. The infectious inflammation are triggered by various pathogens: bacterial, viral and Fungal infections can be responsible for it. In connection with common inflammations in the genital area, one should also take part sexually transmitted diseases think and have this clarified. It is important To optimize the environment of the skin on the glans. That means, on the one hand, the skin of the glans not too damp is because a moist environment is an optimal germinal medium for bacteria. And on the other hand, the skin environment should not dehydrated by washing or drying the penis too often and be harmed. Can be used to treat inflammation cortisone creams can be used and, if necessary, with a antibacterial agent be moved. However, creams containing cortisone should not be used permanently. It is therefore advisable to consider other anti-inflammatory agents as well.
Anti-inflammatory cream from piercing
The hygienic care of freshly pierced piercings is essential to prevent inflammation. In the first few days, a slight reddening in the area of the injection site is normal. At this stage, Kamillosan solutions or Betaisodonnal solutions are recommended to clean the wound and keep it clean. Inflammation should be avoided and treated with antibiotic ointments. If the inflammation worsens or spreads, either the advice of the piercer or a doctor should be sought.
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Cream against inflammation in the mouth / oral mucosa / gums
Inflammation in the mouth area should be observed particularly carefully because the inflammation occurs through the bloodstream be carried into the brain and so very dangerous can be. Inflammation in the mouth can result from the Oral mucosa or that Gums go out.
Also come at this point different pathogens (Bacteria, viruses, fungi) besides allergic or toxic (Heat, chemical burns) reactions to be considered. Can also be used in the mouth sexually transmitted diseasessuch as gonorrhea or syphilis can be responsible for inflammation.
Are the lesions or sores in the mouth longer than two weeksshould urgently get the job done Doctor clarified to rule out malignant formations. The cream therapy takes place with disinfectant creams (Chlorhexidine) and Glucocorticoid based ointments (Triaminequinolone). Depending on the pathogen, antibiotics come Antivirals or Antifungal drugs for use.
Anti-inflammation and pimple cream
In drugstores and pharmacies there are numerous creams in various price categories from different providers that promise to reduce pimples. Are helpful Zinc based creams, because zinc has an antibacterial effect and dries out the affected areas. Another ingredient in creams for pimples or acne is it Benzoyl peroxide, which also has an antibacterial effect. Of course there are also essences on a natural basis, such as Calendula essencesthat are effective against inflammation.
With all inflamed pimples it is important that you does not press around. By squeezing you can Spread inflammation and make the situation worse. In addition, a pimple can also easily be with a boil mistaken become. At this point, depending on the location (lips, nose, genital area), it is important to consult a doctor in case of doubt.
Pull ointment as a cream against inflammation
Pull ointment is also known as pull ointment or black ointment. Its active ingredient is so-called shale oil, which has medical approval in the form of ammonium bituminosulfate. Despite the tarry smell of the ointment, no carcinogenic effects have yet been proven for shale oil.
The ingredients cause skin irritation to increase blood flow to the skin and thus accelerate the healing of the inflammation. In addition, the ointment enables the inflammation and pus to drain outwards (it is "pulled" outwards, hence the name "pulling ointment"), which additionally accelerates the healing process. The shale oil it contains also has an antibacterial effect.
Pull ointment can be used for various inflammatory skin diseases. For example, it is used for smaller inflamed areas of skin containing pus such as pimples or inflamed hair roots (carbuncles) and inflammation of the nail bed.
In the case of abscesses (purulent meltdown of tissue with a tendency to spread), treatment with pulling ointment is only indicated as a supportive measure; Primary therapy is to cut open the abscess to allow the pus to drain.
Pull ointment is also available in the form of pull plasters that can be stuck onto the affected area of skin.
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