Activated carbon in urticaria: reviews and how to take?
Hello, dear readers! Urticaria refers to a pronounced form of Allergy and occurs at different ages.
To cure disease, the first step is to eliminate the allergen. And that’s what medicine is prescribed activated charcoal to cleanse the body of harmful substances.
The principle of operation of the sorbent
This tool is able to rid the body of not only toxic, harmful substances, and allergens. The medication does not affect the condition of the mucous membranes.
After application of the activated sorbent body is experiencing deep cleaning, which activates the immune system. The drug affects the symptoms of ailments:
- swelling and irritation;
- rash (with rash — blisters);
- itching epidermal cover;
- runny nose and other symptoms of allergic reactions.
Coal is considered to be the safest possible means, which distinguishes it from most modern antihistamine compounds.
In children it causes no adverse reactions subject to proper use. Reviews of doctors about this drug drug is quite different. Most consider it an auxiliary means and not essential.
When to use activated charcoal?
The treatment of such a harmless drug is not necessarily prescribed by a doctor. The dosage varies depending on the type and nature of the disease.
As for allergic urticaria, it is determined based on the weight of the patient. A day is recommended to drink a maximum of 1 tablet on 10 kg of weight. Thus, if a person weighs 80 kg, he should drink 8 pills a day.
Treatment active substance should not be delayed more than a month and a half. For the prevention of allergic diseases, repeat it 2-4 times per year. Mandatory prophylactic treatment with this drug is in the spring: April-may.
Often treated admit the mistake of stopping the tablets after the disappearance of signs of allergies.
This is wrong, as the above course is recommended to drink fully in any case. To the question: how to make coal, you can answer the following:
- the number of tablets (determined on the basis of weight) divided into equal halves;
- the first half is used in the morning before a meal;
- the second — before bedtime the same way;
- tablets can be chewed or dissolved in the mouth, but after that it is recommended to brush your teeth, as they turn black due to the fact that the smallest particles of the medicament are deposited on the enamel.
Medical sorbent should not be used if you have an ulcer or gastritis. Also it is not recommended in the presence of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.
Contraindicated medication suffering from colitis. Some may be hypersensitivity to the active substance of the drug, which is also a contraindication.
Possible side effects
Oddly enough, but can. The course of treatment, which was mentioned earlier is so long for a reason. While medication sometimes occur: diarrhea, dyspepsia, constipation.
Excessive treatment can cause disorders of protein, fat or vitamin exchanges. If this happens, the patient can develop various problems with the digestive system.
Despite the adverse events, which occur very rarely, activated carbon continues to actively use in urticaria, as:
- the drug quickly eliminates external signs of allergies and effectively treats internal;
- it not only cures the allergies but also cleanses the full organism, which positively affects the health of the internal organs;
- long-term use of this tool promotes weight loss.
Can I take women during pregnancy and lactation?
Once in the body, this sorbent has properties to penetrate into the blood, so can not get through the placenta to the fetus. It is this property of medical charcoal in pregnant women there is no reason not to use it for the treatment of allergies.
It should again be noted that medical coal is the most safe substance. On the health and development of the fetus to influence it can not.
Appointment for children
Children at a certain age it is difficult to swallow this big pill. In this case, you should know that this medication is manufactured not only with pills but also in powder form.
It is recommended to dissolve in water and only after this give the child. Doctors call divorced charcoal powder suspension.
Very little allergen-free suspension bring the tea or dining room a spoon. The dosage is determined based on the weight of allergic.
Secure sorbent in some cases it is the only life-saving option. You can take it at any age, which can be called the universal remedy for allergies.
Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)