CN HEALTH:Correct use of plaster2020-11-16
Correct use of plaster
Plaster is a commonly used external preparation in the family, which has the characteristics of convenient use, low price, and remarkable curative effect. When the body is sore, many patients choose to put plasters on their bodies, but they don’t know how long the plasters are suitable. They usually last for two or three days, thinking that they can achieve sustained effects. In fact, this behavior It is wrong, it is likely to cause local dermatitis and so on, so how long is the appropriate time for plasters? Although sticking plasters outside is simple and easy to use, there is a lot of knowledge in it. Today, I will talk to you about those things about plasters.
The first step: choose the medicine to be symptomatic. Each plaster has its own unique pharmacological effect, and it should not be “universal” at will. Many people believe that plasters are much safer than oral medicines, and they are not bad if they are applied. They are not so cautious when using plasters. As long as the description is symptomatic, you will use it with a try. In many cases, the pain is indeed relieved under the effect of plaster. But precisely in this way, the real condition was covered up.
Therefore, before applying the ointment, it is best to consult a doctor and prescribe the right medicine according to the condition. Do not abuse the ointment by yourself. Otherwise, the effect will not be achieved, and the best treatment opportunity will be delayed.
Step 2: The method should be correct. Before applying the plaster, wipe the skin of the affected area or acupuncture point with a hot towel before applying it. At the same time, avoid areas with more hairs as much as possible, otherwise it will not only not stick tightly, but will often bring up hairs and cause pain when uncovering.
When the weather is cold in winter, rubber plasters are often difficult to stick. At this time, you can apply the plaster and apply it with a hot water bottle to make the sticking firm. There are also special baking methods. If you use black plasters, you should first put the plasters on a low fire such as an alcohol lamp, candles, etc., or float them on boiling water to soften them, and then apply them when the baked plaster does not burn the skin. In the affected area.
Step 3: Those with contraindications should not abuse it. Although it is convenient, it is not suitable for everyone. It should be used with caution: it should not be applied when the affected area is red, swollen or ulcerated to avoid purulent infection. Do not use plasters that promote blood circulation and dissipate blood stasis when you accidentally cause muscle contusion or joint or ligament strain during exercise or work.
In addition, all plasters containing musk, frankincense, safflower, myrrh, peach kernels and other ingredients for promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis are prohibited by pregnant women. Especially pregnant women’s umbilicus, abdomen, lumbosacral area should not be put on plasters, so as to avoid local irritation and cause miscarriage. If the local skin has pimples, blisters, and severe itching after the plaster is applied, it means that the plaster is allergic to the plaster, and the application should be stopped immediately and anti-allergic treatment should be given.
文/Li Hui (Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine)