What Is Procto-synalar Ointment Used For?


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Procto-synalar ointment is used for a number of skin conditions.

• Specific uses of procto-synalar ointment

It can be used to reduce (and, in some cases, prevent) symptoms of skin afflictions such as psoriasis, eczema, very dry or inflamed skin, inflammation of the inner ear, lichen planus, lupus erythematosus, and prurigo nodularis. However, it should not be used to treat conditions such as impetigo, ringworm, athlete's foot, chickenpox, shingles, acne or extremely severe cases of psoriasis. It should also be administered with extreme caution in children.

• How procto-synalar ointment works

Procto-synalar ointment works because it contains corticosteroids, which are used to reduce and prevent inflammation of areas of the skin. The inflammation is caused by certain chemicals and hormones within the body, so the application of procto-synalar ointment works within the cells of the skin in order to reduce the effect of these chemicals and hormones. Procto-synalar ointment is also available in a cream which works in the same way.

• How to use procto-synalar ointment

You should apply the ointment directly onto the area which is affected with the skin condition. You should only use a small amount of ointment, as only a thin layer of ointment is needed. Unless your hands are the area affected with a skin condition, you should wash your hands thoroughly after use. Do not allow the ointment to be ingested, or to contaminate food or water sources. Only use procto-synalar ointment externally. You should only use this ointment as directed by your doctor - long courses of this cream are not advised, as they can result in side effects such as thinning of the skin and bleeding. This ointment should not, under any circumstances, be used by pregnant women or by children under 12 months of age, unless a doctor deems this absolutely necessary.

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