Cream and ointment Elokom – fast and effective drugs. They are hormonal. However, they have many admirers among doctors and patients. Which form of the drug to choose – cream or ointment – depends on the nature of the inflammation, on the severity of the symptoms, on the skin area where the irritation has formed. By following the doctor’s recommendations and the rules for using the drug, you can cure any kind of dermatitis in a short time.
Dermatitis is a common occurrence. It is called the disease of civilization. One of the stages of treatment is the use of creams for external use. Often, doctors prescribe a drug Elok. It is available in 2 forms: cream and ointment.
The product is light and soft in texture, similar to an emulsion. It has a homogeneous texture of almost white color. Contains 1 gr. mometasone furoate and auxiliary components: petrolatum, wax, phosphoric acid, hexylene glycol, propylene glycol stearate, titanium dioxide, stearyl alcohol.
The cream is available in aluminum tubes, which are packaged in 15 grams. One carton includes 1 tube. The price range varies from 70 to 350 rubles.
The drug, outwardly similar to the cream, but more dense and thick in consistency. It has a homogeneous texture of white hue. Contains 1% of the active component – mometasone furoate and additional substances: petrolatum, white wax, sterile water, phosphoric acid, hexylene glycol, propylene glycol.
Ointment in pharmacies can be seen in aluminum tubes of 15 or 30 grams. One carton contains 1 tube. The cost is up to 350 rubles.
These release forms of the drug are used to treat non-infectious skin diseases. These include:
- Dermatitis of various origins.
- Certain types of lichen.
- Lupus erythematosus.
This is any inflammation of the skin that is accompanied by itching and redness. Neither cream nor ointment can cope with a viral and fungal infection. Herpes or chickenpox cannot be cured by them.
Used for the treatment of children’s rashes. Just be careful! Do not apply several times a day and use for a long time. Hormones can affect the nervous system, the adrenal glands. Suitable for children from 2 years. Diaper rash with cream and ointment Elok is contraindicated to treat.
Both drugs are strong. Relieve inflammation of the 3rd degree, which spreads to large areas of the skin and proceeds with intense itching. The content of hormones scares off many. However, having tried many ointments, they return to these funds. They include a potent synthetic hormone of the adrenal cortex – glucocorticosteroid. The composition is designated as mometasone furoate. Thanks to him, the problem is solved immediately.
The enzyme instantly penetrates the skin and has a local effect:
It is excreted in the urine and feces.
The high effectiveness of the funds is confirmed by many positive reviews. The result is achieved 8 hours after application. However, everything is subjective and depends on the severity of the signs. In some patients, a decrease in itching and redness was observed after 15 minutes, in others – 2 hours, in the third – 8 hours.
Elok cream and ointment are applied to the inflamed area once a day with a thin layer. Do not rub.
Duration of treatment – before the onset of control. It is determined individually. Depends on the disease itself, age and severity of symptoms. However, there is a duration limit: no more than 3 weeks. If there is no improvement within 14 days, stop using and consult a dermatologist for a more accurate diagnosis.
Both forms of drug release are not recommended for a long time and several times a day. This leads to unwanted side effects:
- Skin atrophy.
- Severe redness.
- Secondary infection
In the early days, itching and burning are possible. This is a normal reaction of the body to the contained hormone. They do not serve as a basis for stopping treatment. Similar side effects go away on their own.
Using drugs for a long time, their effectiveness decreases, hormones accumulate in the body. Serious complications sometimes occur. Dermatitis not only does not pass, but also manifests itself more strongly. It is contraindicated to use in a wide area of distribution.
Differences of cream and ointment
|1. Auxiliary components in the composition|
Stearyl alcohol (dries)
Cetyl stearyl ether
|Light texture that absorbs quickly and well and leaves no residue on clothing.
Ends fast enough.
|Thick, greasy texture that absorbs for a long time and may stain clothes.
It is economically consumed.
|3. The penetration of the hormone into the blood|
8 hours after application, 0.4% of mometasone is observed in the blood
0.7% mometasone in the blood 8 hours after application
|4. Activity activity|
|Cream is an active drug.
It acts quickly, but is not able to penetrate deep into the skin.
|Ointment is stronger than cream.
It acts quickly and penetrates deeply.
Use with caution!
|5. For what use|
|· For the treatment of acute dermatitis, which occurs unexpectedly and is accompanied by vivid symptoms. It is treated quickly if you consult a doctor immediately.
· For the treatment of weeping inflammation (ulcers, blisters), which may appear against the background of edema and redness. They burst over time. A clear liquid flows out and erosion forms. The cream dries the inflamed area.
· For sunburn with unopened bubbles.
|· For the treatment of chronic dermatitis, which occurs for a long time and is accompanied by exacerbations.
· For the treatment of rashes with increased dryness of the skin, which are characterized by cracks, crusts, peeling and thickening of the skin. The ointment nourishes and retains moisture for a long time.
|6. Who uses|
|Adults and children.
Mostly used for children. Their rashes are often weeping in nature.
Their rashes are most often dry and itchy.
|7. Side effects that appear within 2 weeks.|
Paresthesia (slight tingling)
|8. Face application|
|The light texture of the cream and the shallow penetration of the hormonal substance ensures its use for the face and neck.||It is not recommended to apply on the face. High risk of side effects: acne, pigmentation, thinning, the appearance of stretch marks.|
|9. Varieties of the drug|
|Subspecies are not released.||Ointment Elokom S.
As part of salicylic acid, which has an exfoliating effect.
Used for psoriasis.
|10. Shelf life|
|2 years||3 years|