boric acid

 boric acid

Boric acid refers to an antiseptic (disinfectant) medicines.

Pharmacological action

Boric acid has an antiseptic effect on the skin and mucous membranes. Topical application of boric acid in an ointment is very good for lice (pediculosis). It is also possible to use a solution of boric acid in the ear in otitis. It has a high degree of penetration through the skin and mucous membranes, especially in young children.

Boric acid has the ability to accumulate in organs and tissues removed from the body slowly.

Fairly widespread use Boric acid was observed in the past time, both adults and children. Now, in connection with the identified side effects Boric acid has a limited use.

Product form

Producing boric acid powder in packets. Aqueous solutions of boric acid is prepared from the powder before the actual use. Alcohol boric acid solution produced in bottles of 10 ml (0, 5% 1 0% 2 0% 3 0%).

Indications Boric acid

Indications for use of Boric acid are:

- Conjunctivitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eye);

- Dermatitis (skin inflammation);

- Otitis (inflammation of the ear).

Instructions for use of boric acid and dose

Boric acid is prescribed for adults.

Conjunctivitis washing conjunctival sac administered 2% aqueous solution of boric acid.

When weeping eczema and dermatitis applied 3% aqueous solution of boric acid as a lotion to the affected area of ​​the skin.

Boric acid is used in otitis ear. Boric acid is applied in an ear in the form of alcohol solution (0 5% 1 0% 2 0% 3 0%), which is moistened narrow gauze swabs. Turunda (swab) is introduced into the cavity of an ear infection.

An alcoholic solution of boric acid used for treatment of the skin with eczema, diaper rash, pyoderma.

 Boric acid powder

Boric acid powder was used after middle ear surgery. Boric acid powder blown into the ear of a special device - this procedure is called insufflation.

Boric acid solution (10%) in glycerol prescribed for chafing, as well as inflammation of the vagina - colpitis.

Treatment of lice is carried out using 5% Boric ointment.

side effect

Prolonged use of boric acid, especially when the kidney function may result in the development of side effects:

- Diarrhea;

- Vomiting;

- Nausea;

- Skin rash;

- Convulsions;

- Epithelial desquamation;

- Oliguria (decreased urine output);

- State of shock (if you are hypersensitive).

Contraindications Boric acid

Boric acid is contraindicated in these cases:

- Renal dysfunction;

- Lactating mammary glands for processing;

- Children's age;

- Pregnancy;

- Idiosyncrasy.

Do not apply boric acid to vast areas of the skin and mucous membranes.