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Varicose veins in the legs are an unpleasant disease of the legs, accompanied by pain and swelling. In the absence of treatment, blood stagnation may occur and it will be necessary to resort to surgical treatment.
Therefore, at the first manifestations of this disease, you should seek the advice of a doctor. He will refer you for a special examination and prescribe treatment. And one of the effective medicines is Dimexide.
Dimexide: general description of the drug
The drug itself has a local anesthetic effect. The drug is prescribed for the treatment of inflammatory processes of the musculoskeletal system. The remedy also helps in the treatment of bruises, purulent wounds, and inflammatory processes. It is also prescribed for the treatment of varicose veins.
As for the release form, in pharmacies you can find liquid in bottles of fifty or one hundred milliliters.
The advantage of using such a tool is that it quickly penetrates the skin, which greatly facilitates the treatment of the legs. It is for this reason that this drug is often combined with other pharmaceuticals, since this way they quickly enter the epicenter of inflammation and discomfort disappear. It is worth paying attention to the fact that such an ability to quickly penetrate into the focus of inflammation is key in thrombophlebitis.
Store the drug in a dry, dark place at a temperature of fifteen to twenty degrees.
Please note that with improper storage, you should not wait for the benefits of the application. At best, there will be no effect; at worst, it will deteriorate.
The active ingredient is dimethyl sulfoxide. A feature of this component is that it perfectly penetrates the cell membranes, delivering the necessary medicines directly to the site of inflammation. It is worth paying attention to the fact that transport properties are also possible through mucous membranes.
The component also has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. It should be noted that the use of this drug increases the effectiveness of antibiotics.
Dimexide for varicose veins: recommendations for use
Dimexide for varicose veins is most often used as a solution for compresses or lotions. Pay attention to the fact that compresses or lotions should be applied to the damaged areas of the skin, while not forgetting to capture the healthy surface around the damage.
To make a compress for edema with varicose veins is as follows:
- We prepare an aqueous solution. To do this, you need to mix the drug and distilled water in a 1: 1 ratio. Mix the ingredients well, since pure Dimexide can cause burns;
- We wet a gauze napkin with the resulting solution;
- We apply gauze to the damaged area and cover it on top with plastic wrap;
- Be sure to attach a cotton or linen cloth on top.
Treatment for leg edema should be approximately twenty to thirty minutes per session. As for the duration of treatment, it is determined by the doctor, but most often the need for compresses disappears after ten to fifteen sessions.
Note! If you have sensitive skin or wounds or pustules on your legs, then you need to prepare the aqueous solution differently. In this case, the mixing ratio of the drug with distilled water is 1: 3, 1: 5 or 1:10. The proportion is determined depending on the level of damage to the skin. If there are trophic ulcers on the skin, then it is forbidden to use this medicine!
You need to pay attention to the preparation of the skin for application. Make sure your skin is clean and dry first. The drier the skin is, the faster the active substance of the drug reaches the epicenter of inflammation, relieves painful sensations and the swelling disappears.
Side effects of the drug
After applying Dimexide to the skin of the legs with thrombophlebitis, the integument may remain slightly wrinkled for some time. Don't worry. After removing the drug from the body, the appearance of the skin will be restored.
Long-term use of this drug can also cause garlic body odor and taste in the mouth. Attention! If this odor appears, it is best to consult a doctor right away. If there are no abnormalities in the body, and the smell is only the result of metabolism, then you can get rid of it by increasing the consumption of water per day.
Also, side effects include headaches, disturbances in the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, nausea, and apathy.
Contraindications for the use of Dimexide for varicose veins
Treatment with this remedy for varicose veins is not recommended for pregnant women. Remember that if varicose veins appear while carrying a child, you should not self-medicate. Contact your doctor and he will select the optimal treatment for you, taking into account your condition.
It is strictly forbidden to use Dimexide for varicose veins if you suffer from such diseases:
- angina pectoris;
- renal or hepatic impairment;
It is not recommended to use Dimexide for the treatment of varicose veins and after suffering such serious diseases as myocardial infarction, stroke or coma. Remember that in these cases, you should definitely consult with your doctor, and not make a decision about choosing a medicine yourself!
It is worth remembering that it is not worth using Dimexide at the last stage of varicose veins, when trophic ulcers appear. This will only aggravate the condition. Moreover, if you accidentally prepare an aqueous solution of Dimexidum incorrectly, the consequences may be irreversible.
Do not forget that Dimexide enhances the effect of almost all drugs for varicose veins. At the same time, keep in mind that not only medicinal, but also toxic properties are enhanced. Therefore, only doctors should select a combination of drugs that can relieve you of edema with varicose veins. Otherwise, you can get poisoned.
As you can see, doctors recommend using Dimexide in the treatment of edema with varicose veins. But you need to be careful. Do not under any circumstances self-medicate.
Remember that in this way, you can cause irreparable harm to your body. As for the prevention of varicose veins, then do special exercises for the legs, try not to wear too high heels and swelling will rarely appear. Good luck!