In the cold season, when it growsthe incidence among the population, many people are beginning to worry about the question of how best to protect themselves and their loved ones. This is especially true in relation to children, whose immune system is imperfect and often can not show greater resistance to infections transmitted by airborne droplets. You can try to prevent seasonal diseases with folk methods such as onions and garlic - but in this case it is realistic to get such a side effect as the negative attitude of others. Of course, it is possible to reduce the risk of getting a viral infection by taking antiviral medications for prevention, but what if you are against the systemic effects of medications on the whole body and prefer local agents?

Oksolinovaya ointment can be one of the solutions of thisimportant problem. This ointment is not only very effective in the treatment of viral diseases of the eyes, skin and viral rhinitis, but it is also an excellent tool for the prevention of influenza and other viral infections. Similar properties of the ointment are due to the fact that it contains oxoline, which actively affects the viruses that cause the flu, prevents its spread in the cells of the body, and also helps to remove inflammation of the local nature. Also oxolin ointment is indispensable in the treatment of herpes simplex, with the manifestation of which many people face in the winter season.

In the prevention of influenza or the treatment of viralRhinite oxolin ointment is applied to the nasal mucosa several times a day, which creates an excellent barrier for penetration of the infection into the respiratory tract. If it is enough to use an ointment for 4-5 days for treatment, the prevention of a viral infection can last up to a month. Before visiting places with large concentrations of people, it is necessary to apply a thin layer of ointment on the inner shell of the nose and also try to breathe through the nose, in order to avoid getting infection through the mouth. And most importantly, do not forget to wash off the rest of the ointment with warm water at the end of the day.

Like any other medicine,Oxoline ointment has its contraindications. And everyone should know about nothing. Contraindications of oxolin ointment include a high sensitivity to the main active substance, also this ointment should be used with extreme caution in children under 2 years of age, but if necessary, it can be applied even for a newborn baby. In order to protect the baby from a viral infection during the period of active growth of the incidence, it is enough to anoint the area of ​​the skin around the baby's spout with ointment - do not put it directly on the mucous membrane. Oksolinovaya ointment should be used with caution in combination with other drugs of this action, to avoid overdrying the nasal mucosa.

With regard to information on contraindicationsuse of ointment during pregnancy, then there is no single medical opinion. The risk of getting complications after a viral infection has frightened many expectant mothers and, of course, it is better to prevent the disease by applying a topical preparation. To choose the right decision the attending physician will help - in any case it is not necessary to be engaged in a selftreatment.

The side effect of the ointment can be manifested by excessive dryness and burning, which is of a short-term nature.

There is also an analogue of oxolin ointment - thistetrasoklin or oxonaphthylline. They are based on the same active substance, and they have the same principle of action on the body, that is, antiviral and antibacterial.

Oxolinum is an excellent way to reduce the risk of getting a viral infection during the epidemic, both for children and adults.