Various products for use on the skin from the manufacturer Cesra Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG are grouped under the name Ilon® Ointment. Different ointments can be recommended depending on the reason for use.
All products have in common that mostly herbal active ingredients are used, which care for the skin and can help in the treatment of a wide variety of skin symptoms. In addition to ointments, which mainly achieve general skin care and thus prevent diseases and complaints, there are also ointments from the Ilon® product line, which can be used for acute and special symptoms. Popular applications here are the treatment of pimples and abscesses under the skin as well as redness and sores caused by mechanical irritation. Consultation with the pharmacy staff can clarify which ointment is suitable for the individual application. The treating dermatologist can also recommend which ointment is recommended. To avoid allergic reactions, only a small area of ​​skin should be treated with the product.

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Indication and application

The indications of the ointments differ depending on the product used. The so-called Ilon® ointment classic, which can be used on locally inflamed areas of the skin, is particularly common. These include, for example Pimples and small abscesses under the skin as well as inflammation of the nail bed or carbuncle. An early application of the ointment can prevent an escalation of this inflammation which may affect the whole body.

In addition to the Ilon® ointments, which at Inflammation and Abscesses are used, there are also ointments that have a nourishing effect on the skin. Soreswhich is in Redness or as itchy dry areas make noticeable can be cared for and treated with the help of this ointment. Also Bruises or skin damaged by other mechanical irritation can be treated with these ointments. It is advisable to apply the ointments as prophylaxis before the sore spots develop before the expected stress.

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Contain Ilon® ointments mainly herbal ingredientswhich are intended to treat localized inflammation of the skin and under the skin. The main active ingredient of the anti-inflammatory ointments is the so-called Larch turpentine. This active ingredient, which is extracted from the larch, has one anti-inflammatory effect and is therefore well suited for use in local inflammation of the skin. The active ingredient is also attributed an antiseptic effect. The reproduction of bacteria or viruses that cause and sustain the inflammation is thus also inhibited. Another effect of the active ingredients contained in the ointment is that Promote blood circulation. This leads to a accelerated healing through the body's own immune reaction.

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The effect of those ointments, which treat and prevent inflammation on or under the skin rather than sore and dry areas, is based on other active ingredients. Depending on the product, there are certain Oils such as zinc oxide contain which care for the skin and are used for wound care.

Depending on the indication, the active ingredients of the respective ointments differ. Depending on the purpose for which the ointment is to be used, it is advisable to seek advice from the pharmacy or dermatologist about the right product.

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Side effects of the Ilon® ointment

Like most powerful medicinal products, they have Ilon ® ointments Side effects. Although most of the ingredients are of plant origin, this does not mean that undesirable effects cannot occur. Conversely, this also confirms the effectiveness of the ingredients. At a allergy The ingredients contained in the ointment should be avoided on the use of the ointment. How often allergic reaction Occurrence after using the Ilon® ointments is not known. To make sure that no major allergic reaction is to be expected, only a small area of ​​skin can be treated in the ointment at the beginning of the treatment. If there is no adverse reaction on the skin after a few hours, an allergy to any of the ingredients is unlikely.

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An allergic reaction to the Ilon® ointment can behave differently from person to person. Typically speaking Redness on the appropriately treated skin as well as one itching and small Pustules and Vesicles for such a reaction. In pronounced cases it can lead to a anaphylactic shock in which the entire body is affected by the allergic reaction. However, the likelihood of such a shock occurring after treatment with an Ilon® ointment is considered to be extremely low estimated. If the first signs of an allergic reaction appear, treatment should be interrupted and, if necessary, stopped Dermatologist to be visited. Further side effects on the Ilon® ointment are not yet known.

application areas

Ilon® ointment against pimples

One of the indications where the Ilon® ointment is most commonly used is in the treatment of Pimples. Pimples are basically an inflammation under the skin that comes with a excessive sebum production and one infection is associated with bacteria. With its active ingredients, the Ilon® ointment can help treat the inflammation and at the same time reduce the number of germs. Both of these help the pimple to heal faster and prevent the inflammation from escalating. The circulation-promoting effect the ointment help the pimple to heal faster thanks to the body's own immune response. The inflammation is thus combated both by the active ingredients themselves and indirectly by promoting the body's immune system.

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However, it must be noted that treatment of a pimple “overnight” cannot be expected. Treatment with the Ilon® ointment can tend to accelerate healing and possibly prevent the situation from worsening, but it usually takes a few days for the pimple to heal completely.

Ilon® ointment for an inflammation of the nail bed

The Inflammation of the nail bed is another disease in which treatment with the Ilon® ointment makes sense. Inflammation of the nail bed can occur on the toes as well as on the fingernails and often goes with it Pain, Redness and one Accumulation of pus hand in hand under the nail. Applying the Ilon® ointment and thus the anti-inflammatory and antiseptic ingredients can help in the treatment of nail bed inflammation. In addition to the direct acting Anti-inflammatory by the herbal ingredients is also the circulation-promoting Effect of the ointment helpful in treating inflammation.

However, the stage of the nail bed inflammation must be considered. The Ilon® ointment should only be used in the early stages, as it can be assumed here that the slightly antiseptic effect of the ointment adequately treats the inflammation. In the advanced stage, much stronger ointments should be applied or nail baths should be carried out. It can even operational measures become necessary to adequately treat a nail bed inflammation.

Ilon® ointment against an abscess

The Ilon® ointment is also used for Abscesses applied under the skin. The term abscess describes a collection of pus that is located in a cavity that was not previously there. So a pimple or a boil is also a small abscess under the skin. However, it can too large collections of pus and inflammation occurs under the skin.

Treatment with the Ilon® ointment makes sense when it comes to small abscesses in the early stages. In these cases, the anti-inflammatory and antiseptic ointment can help treat the abscess and achieve a cure. The effect that supports the immune system also helps. However, larger abscesses should not be treated with the ointment. Large abscesses pose a risk and should be addressed professionally. In most cases, only surgical opening of the pus cavity and draining the pus will help. A visit to a dermatologist can best clarify the best way to treat the individual abscess.

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Use in the genital area

The Ilon Salbe® can be used for localized inflammations in the genital area. These include purulent pimples, razor bumps, inflammation of the hair follicle, sweat gland inflammation and also smaller abscesses. It should be noted that it should only be used in the genital area in areas without a mucous membrane. These include the groin, the mons pubis and the outer parts of the labia majora. In the area of ​​the small and inner sides of the large labia and the vaginal vestibule, Ilon ointment should only be used in consultation with a doctor (e.g. family doctor or gynecologist) or a midwife.

The ingredients of the ointment can lead to painful pure states on the mucous membrane. Furthermore, for use in the intimate area, a doctor should be consulted after approx. 3 days if there is no improvement.

Use on an ingrown hair

Basically, the use of Ilon® ointment can help with ingrown hair. Due to the anti-inflammatory and decongestant effect of the ointment, the hair has the opportunity to reach the surface of the skin. There you can remove it with tweezers or a needle under the most sterile conditions possible if the hair does not fall out by itself. However, if the area is open and festering, it may be necessary to see a doctor, as this can cause major inflammation due to a bacterial infection.

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Use for an inflamed mosquito / wasp sting

The Ilon® pull ointment can also be used on infected mosquito bites and insect bites. If the inflammation of the puncture spreads into the skin and a purulent inflammation has formed, the Ilon® ointment can accelerate the healing process. If the sting is scratched, Betaisodona ointment should be used to prevent bacterial infection. If the itching is severe, but no inflammation is present, Fenistil® cream can be used to calm the itching.

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Can I use Ilon® ointment during pregnancy?

According to the manufacturer's instructions, Ilon® ointment must not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. There are insufficient data on the use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In this case, the attending gynecologist or midwife should be consulted as to whether they still recommend the application or know alternatives that could be used instead of the Ilon ointment.

Can I put Ilon® ointment on an open wound?

It should not be used on open wounds. The basic principle of the Ilon® ointment, which belongs to the group of pull ointments, is anti-inflammatory. In the case of an open wound, however, the focus of the ointment must be on a disinfectant or antiseptic effect. Therefore, skin antiseptics should first be used with an open wound. For larger open wounds, a doctor should be consulted to ensure adequate wound care.

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Duration of application

The Ilon® ointment should be applied to the treatment of purulent inflammation of the skin for about 3 days daily.The area with the applied ointment should be covered with a plaster or bandage. If after three days there is no improvement and the purulent inflammation has not reduced or resolved, a doctor should be consulted to prevent complication and worsening of the inflammation.

Is the Ilon® ointment available without a prescription?

The Ilon® Ointment Classic is a non-prescription product. It can be purchased without a doctor's prescription. However, it is a product that can only be purchased in a local pharmacy or on the Internet. The Ilon ointment cannot be bought in the discounter or drugstore.

How much does the Ilon® ointment cost?

The costs for the Ilon® Ointment Classic vary depending on the pharmacy in which you buy it. The costs are around 8 € for 25g, 12-14 € for 50g and around 20-22 € for 100g. The costs for the Ilon ointment are not covered by the health insurance.

What alternatives to the Ilon® ointment are there?

Other ointments from the range of pull ointments are available as alternatives to the Ilon® ointment. This includes a larger group of ointments that have an anti-inflammatory, blood-flow-promoting and pain-relieving effect on minor superficial inflammations. In addition to the Ilon® ointment, e.g. Pull ointment effect®. These are available in different concentrations and can be used by children.

Other alternatives available without a prescription are the black ointment (in 20% or 50%), the Ichtholan® ointment (in 10, 20 or 50%) or the thiobitum ointment. These are all pulling ointments that are produced on the basis of shale oil and contain the active ingredient ammonium bituminosulfonate. An alternative that does not come from the spectrum of train ointments would be e.g. Betaisodona. This is based on iodine and has a purely disinfectant effect. It is used when a pimple or a pus blister has opened and needs to be cleaned. Then Betaisodona can be used on a compress to disinfect the wound.

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