Description of the medicine: Ozokerite medical (Ozokeritum medicinalis)
OZOKERIT MEDICAL (Ozokeritum medicinalis).
A dark brown to black waxy mass is a substance of petroleum origin. Contains paraffin, mineral oils, resins and other substances. It is soluble in gasoline, turpentine, kerosene, mixed with vegetable and mineral oils, with paraffin.
Ozokerite is used as a tool with high heat capacity and low thermal conductivity for heat treatment for arthritis, arthrosis, chronic radiculitis, contractures, chronic leg ulcers and other diseases.
Apply ozokerite in the form of compresses and cuvette-application method.
For compresses, a gauze pad (6-8 layers) is impregnated with molten ozokerite. The pad is squeezed, cooled to a temperature of + 50 ° C and applied to the appropriate areas of the skin. Typically, a compress consists of two pads located one on top of the other and covered with wax paper, oilcloth and a padded jacket. Depending on the indications, the temperature of the second (external) gasket can be 60 - 70 C (but not higher than 80 C).
For the cuvette-application method, the molten ozokerite is poured into the cuvette lined with oilcloth or wax paper. The molten ozokerite gradually cools to the desired temperature and turns into a cake, which is removed together with the oilcloth from the cuvette and applied to the area of skin to be treated.
An ozocerite compress or lozenge is applied for 20-30 (up to 60) minutes. After removing the cakes, rest is required for 30 to 40 minutes. The course of treatment is usually 15 to 20 procedures.
The use of ozokerite is contraindicated in case of fever, decompensation of the cardiovascular system, acute and subacute heart diseases, severe forms, hypertension, emphysema, bronchial asthma, dystrophy, tuberculosis, benign and malignant tumors, tendency to bleeding, blood diseases, and callous and penetration of gastric and duodenal ulcers, ulcerative enterocolitis, severe liver diseases, gangrenous forms of obliterating endarteritis, acute and subacute thrombophlebitis, hyperthyroidism, epilepsy, with suppurative processes in the pelvic organs, pregnancy.
Release form: in the form of tiles weighing from 2 to 10 kg.
Storage: at a temperature not higher than + 25 C.
Also available: a) ozokerafin (Ozokerafinum). A light brown to dark brown waxy mass containing 30 parts of ozokerite and 70 parts of solid paraffin. It is used for skin applications as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic; b) ozokerafin briquettes contain ozokerafin. They have high heat capacity and low thermal conductivity. They have a local anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. Apply for the same indications as ozokerite; c) ozokerafin wipes - cotton fabric impregnated with ozokerafin. Flexible plates of dark brown size 255 x 505; 205 X 605; 360 x 360 mm; d) ozokeralin (Ozokeralinum).