Salicylic ointment

Salicylic ointment - a treatment for skin diseases.

Pharmacological action

Salicylic ointment relates to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, use it only externally.

The active substance of ointment - salicylic acid, which has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, local irritating and keratolytic action - removes the phenomenon keratoses (excessive keratinization of the skin).

 Salicylic ointment in a jar of dark glass

Product form


Indications salicylic ointment

Ointment is indicated for the treatment of infectious, inflammatory skin lesions, blisters, burns, warts, excessive sweating of the feet, psoriasis, acne, eczema, oily seborrhea, ichthyosis, hair loss, hyperkeratosis.

mode of application

Salicylic ointment according to the instructions applied once every two or three days. Recommended dosage - 0, 2 g per 1 cm of skin. After treatment the affected area of ​​the skin covered with a sterile cloth. Before every change of dressing the affected area cleaned of dead skin cells, if necessary, reveal bubbles, the surface is treated with antiseptic.

Salicylic ointment applied to the recovery, full recovery of the affected area.

Calluses are removed 3-4 days after the application of salicylic ointment prior softening them in warm water. If bad callus removed, the treatment can be repeated.

Permissible dosage ointments for adults - 10 ml or 2 grams of salicylic acid. Babies can be applied to the skin ointments 1 ml per day (0, 2 g of salicylic acid).

Side effects of salicylic ointment

There are reviews of salicylic ointment, indicating that it may cause redness, burning, itching, pain in the processing temperature increase.


Salicylic ointment according to instructions is contraindicated in patients with renal insufficiency, hypersensitivity.

It is not recommended to use the drug for treatment of skin diseases in infants.

Also, the ointment should not be applied to warts, which are located on the face and genitals, warts, hairy and birthmarks.

In the treatment of skin diseases in children is not recommended to treat several skin.

Pregnant women can use the ointment for the treatment of small areas of the skin (for example, for the treatment of corns), at a dose of 5 mL. Preliminary consultation of the doctor is required.

 Salicylic ointment in a plastic jar

Judging by the reviews of salicylic ointment, its active substance is absorbed more quickly by applying funds to weeping skin lesions or those that are accompanied by inflammation or redness.

During treatment, it is considered that salicylic acid may increase absorption of external funds, used in conjunction with it. Additionally it found that the acid may enhance the side effect of hypoglycemic drugs, methotrexate, sulfonylureas.