All iLive content is medically reviewed or fact checked to ensure as much factual accuracy as possible.
We have strict sourcing guidelines and only link to reputable media sites, academic research institutions and, whenever possible, medically peer reviewed studies. Note that the numbers in parentheses (, , etc.) are clickable links to these studies.
If you feel that any of our content is inaccurate, out-of-date, or otherwise questionable, please select it and press Ctrl + Enter.
Levomekol with burns
Medical expert of the article
Indications of the levomecol for burns
Both in surgical practice, in the burn departments, and in dermatology, this effective combination is widely used, indications for the use of which include treatment of not only burns of the first and second degree, but also freshly infected and paralyzed wounds, frostbite, inflammatory diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue furuncles, carbuncles), trophic ulcers and heavy bedsores.
Pharmacodynamics of Levomecol ointments is based on a combination of the mechanism of action of its bacteriostatic antibiotic levomycetin (chloramphenicol) and non-steroidal anabolic methyluracil (2,4-dihydroxy-6-methylpyrimidine).
Active against many strains of microbes levomitsetin (in 1 g of ointment, its content is 0.0075 g), binding to the ribosomes of bacteria, suppresses the formation of nucleic acids in their cells and disrupts their transfer to the ribosomes. That is, the protein synthesis is suppressed, which leads to the cessation of bacterial growth and their aggression on the damaged and inflamed skin areas.
Methyluracil (0.04 g in 1 g of ointment) makes Levomecol with burns at the same time a regenerating agent, since this substance:
- enhances metabolic processes and trophism in tissues,
- promotes the formation of new cellular structures in place of damaged or necrotic (by stimulating the proliferation of epidermal cells in the area of damage);
- stimulates healing by activating cellular and molecular factors of immunity (T-lymphocytes, T-helpers, phagocytes, gamma-interferon).
In addition, methyluracil reduces the intensity of inflammation in burns due to a decrease in the action of enzymes-catalyzers of proteolysis (intracellular decomposition of proteins).
The use of Levomecol ointment with burns gives a positive therapeutic effect also because the basis of this agent is not fatty, but polyethylene glycol (hydrophilic polyethylene oxide). Firstly, it allows active substances to penetrate more deeply into burnt tissues without damaging the intercellular membranes, and secondly, the burn wound is not covered by a sealed film and exudate outflow and excretion of pus does not interfere.
Dosing and administration
The way of using Levomecol ointment for external burns: it is recommended to apply the product to the damaged skin or apply a sterile napkin (or a non-wound bandage) to the place of the burn.
It is important to know!
According to doctors, despite the minimal skin lesion area, burns from cigarettes can not be ignored: such a burn can be deep enough, resulting in the formation of scars.Read more..
To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Levomekol with burns" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.
Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.