Salicure 6% Ointment 30 G
Salicure ointment is a unique combination of Salicylic Acid and Urea. Urea is a nitrogen material that can moisturises chapped and dry skin. It loosens dead skin and therefore improves skin’s ability to form newer and healthier skin. Salicylic acid relieves itching, redness, controls flaking and scaling and loosens existing scales. The 6 percent Salicylic Acid ointment is particularly used to treat scales and flakes caused by Psoriasis. It is infused with a distinctive property of exfoliating and promotes the shedding of dead cells, which provides the skin with soft and supple texture. Salicure ointment also boasts of its anti- inflammatory property and gives emollient effect to skin.
The presentation is a 30-gm tube.
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells. This buildup of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface. Inflammation and redness around the scales is fairly common. Typical psoriatic scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches. Sometimes, these patches will crack and bleed.Check Availability
This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment.
Salicure contains Salicylic acid and urea. It functions as a peel agent and helps to rid the skin of dead skin cells. Salicylic acid helps in treating hyperkeratotic skin conditions such as psoriasis, corns, callus and warts.
Salicylic acid causes the skin to shed dead cells from its top layer and urea helps in increasing the amount of moisture in the skin and dissolving the “cement” between the cells. This makes it easier to shed the skin cells, softens the top layer of skin, and decreases scaling and dryness.
Salicylic acid + Urea combination aids in the removal of corns and callus can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect
- Salicylic Acid 6%
- Urea 10%
Talk to your doctor before applying Salicure if you:
- Are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine
- Have other skin problems, including cuts or sunburn
- Have any other skin conditions
- Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and genitals. In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water.
- Notice unusual dryness, redness and peeling of the skin.
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Salicure is primarily used for corns, warts, callus, and verruca. However, it can also be used for lightening the skin. Consult your doctor who can advise you regarding the correct choice of skin lightening cream, containing Salicylic acid.
Salicure works by softening the hard skin growth (seen commonly in corns and calluses), making it easier to remove with a pumice stone or emery board. It helps by killing the virus that causes warts and verruca. Warts and verruca are small excessive growths of skin caused by a type of virus. However, corns and calluses are hard, thick pads of skin caused by pressure and friction.
The length of treatment will vary depending on the size and resistance of the wart, verruca, corn, or callus and flakes. Some warts and verruca require up to 12 weeks treatment before they disappear, whereas others may take a relatively short time. Continue using it as prescribed by your doctor.
Take special care while applying Salicure, the gel should not come in contact with surrounding healthy skin. Special precautions should be taken for young children’s delicate skin, as this may cause irritation. Do not apply excessive amounts of gel. Keep the gel away from your eyes, nose, and mouth, and from cuts, and scratched or eroded skin. Avoid spilling as this may cause damage to you, your clothing, and your possessions. Do not use it near flames or ignition sources (e.g., burning cigarettes or anything else that might ignite it), as it is volatile and highly flammable.
Soak the affected area in warm water for 2 to 3 minutes. Dry the area thoroughly, using your own towel, so as to avoid infection. Carefully apply a thin coating (one or two drops) of the medicine to the top of the wart, verruca, corn, or callus. Avoid the medicine from spreading to the surrounding healthy skin. Allow the medicine to dry for a few minutes to form a small white patch. This patch sticks to the treated area and is water resistant. There is no need to cover the treated area with a sticking plaster. Wait till the next evening, carefully peel or pick off the white patch of dried gel from the wart, verruca, corn, or callus.
At the beginning of the treatment, Salicure is usually used once daily in the evening. The area is not washed off after application of Salicure, so it can be left overnight unless you experience irritation. However, if you experience irritation, consult your doctor.
You should discontinue Salicure and consult your doctor if you experience severe local irritation, which means severe redness, dryness and itching and stinging/burning sensation.
The initial dose is preferably once daily in the evening. Later, the doctor will gradually increase the dose to twice daily (most probably morning and evening).
You may see an improvement after 4-6 weeks of treatment. You may need to use this treatment for longer to see the full benefits.
You may apply moisturizer an hour after applying Salicure. Consult your doctor in case of any doubt or concern.