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A drawing ointment for inflammatory conditions such as boils and carbuncles, the whole family can benefit from Magnesium Sulphate Paste B.P. It helps to dry out the area of skin affected by these infections, curing the boil or carbuncle at the source. Ideal for those who are suffering with a painful boil and are looking for fast relief.
Apply to the affected area as required. There is no difference in the quantity required for affected areas or for children, adults or the elderly. Stir well before use and apply liberally to the affected area. Cover with a dressing.
|Product Authorisation Holder:||KL Pharmaceutical Limited, 21 Macadam Place, South Newmoor Industrial Estate, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA11 4HP|
|Product name:||Magnesium Sulfate Paste BP|
|Indications:||As an adjunct to the management of superficial skin infections, including boils.|
|Information about this product, including adverse reactions, precautions, contra-indications, and method of use can be found at:||http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/spcpil/documents/spcpil/con1536898333136.pdf|
Most boils get better without the need for medical treatment.
One of the best ways to speed up healing is to apply a warm, moist face cloth to the boil for 10-20 minutes, three or four times a day.
The heat increases the amount of blood circulating around the boil, which sends more infection-fighting white blood cells to the area.
When the boil bursts, cover it with sterile gauze or a dressing to prevent the spread of infection. Afterwards, wash your hands thoroughly using hot water and soap.
Never squeeze or pierce a boil because it could spread the infection.
You can use over-the-counter painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, to help relieve any pain caused by the boil.
Boils and carbuncles are often caused by a type of bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus (staph bacteria) that infects one or more hair follicles. Staph bacteria usually live harmlessly on the surface of the skin or in the lining of the nose.
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