Using an ointment for a coccyx fistula


The use of ointments is part of the therapy of coccyx fistulas, the outlets of which can often become inflamed.

Every year over 20,000 people in Germany develop a coccyx fistula. These inflammations, which form in the coccyx region, are mostly chronic diseases.

The fistula outlets are mostly superficial and become inflamed more or less frequently due to various factors. In almost every case, such an inflammation is a painful affair. So far the only possibility of an almost complete cure is the surgical removal of the coccyx fistula. With the help of other treatment techniques, the current suffering can only be alleviated. These corresponding therapies also include the use of ointments. Here one can distinguish the benefit that the applied ointment should bring. Nevertheless, it should be emphasized that ointments do not cure coccyx fistulas.

Ilon - abscess ointment

The "Ilon® Abscess Ointment", which is now sold under the name "Ilon® Ointment classic", is a so-called pull ointment. It is intended to help open the focus of inflammation that arises at the fistula outlet and to accelerate healing.

Due to its plant-based ingredients, the ointment has a disinfectant effect on the tissue and thus combats germs that escape or are on the way to penetrate. The blood circulation is promoted and the dead inflammatory tissue is quickly transported away. The inflammatory tendency of the tissue is weakened by these factors and the healing process can begin. If the ointment heals the acute inflammation, this does not mean that the coccyx fistula is healed. As long as the fistula are inside the tissue, diseases (relapses) can occur again and again.

Side effects that occur in connection with the use of "Ilon® Abscess Ointment" are frequently reported.

However, these are mainly limited to itchy to burning skin rash, general itching or redness in the treated area. In some cases, applying the ointment can cause an allergic reaction. However, all side effects are described by users as being short-lived. All symptoms resolve quickly after treatment is stopped.

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Disinfectant ointment

After a focus of inflammation opens, the tissue is susceptible to one renewed infection. This can be done with the help of a antibacterial ointment be counteracted. Especially in the buttock region, in which Coccyx fistulas there are very many germs. Applying antibacterial ointment can also protect against infection of the fistula prophylactically.

For example, factors that favor inflammation are excessive body hair, profuse sweating and a lot of friction. With this in mind, ointment can be applied before activities that involve a lot of physical activity and, consequently, a lot of sweating. However, there is no guarantee that inflammation will not develop as a result.

An ointment can also be used after a Laser treatment be helpful.

Iodine ointment

If the patient chooses one surgical removal of the coccyx fistula, a wedge-shaped evacuation of the fistula tissue is traditionally carried out. The skin over the coccyx fistula and the fistula ducts together with the surrounding tissue is removed. The background consists in the Avoidance of recurrences (Recurrence of the disease). After the operation the wound must as sterile as possible (without germs) which can be problematic given the situation. The wound is supported with Iodine ointment rubbed in. iodine works strong antibacterial and is also used to disinfect the skin before surgery. However, such an ointment should not be used without clarifying this in advance with the attending physician.