Polyfax ointment is a topical ointment that is used to treat skin conditions. It is composed of an antibiotic and a corticosteroid, which work together to relieve skin inflammation and infection. Polyfax ointment can be used to treat various skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It is also effective at reducing inflammation and soothing irritated skin. And is available in both prescription and over-the-counter formulations.
Talk to the Best Dermatologists in Islamabad to determine if Polyfax ointment is the right treatment for you.
How Does It Work?
- Polymyxin B and bacitracin are the active components of Polyfax ointment. Both of these medications are categorized as antibiotics. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections.
- Bacitracin and Polymyxin B kill the germs causing the infection, which is why they are effective. Different methods are used to kill the microorganisms.
- Antibiotics Polymyxin B and Bacitracin target bacteria by binding to their cell membranes, respectively. For bacteria to thrive, they must have both cell membrane and cell wall structures. Cell membranes act as a barrier to the entry of foreign substances and the escape of the contents of the cells. The bacteria are killed when the cell membranes and cell walls are disrupted.
How to use Polyfax Ointment For Face and Acne:
It is recommended that Polyfax ointment be used two times a day on the afflicted areas. In some cases, the more frequent application may be necessary for more severe infections.
- Wash your hands before applying Polyfax.
- Don’t put a dressing on the treated area unless your doctor or nurse tells you to.
- For at least 30 minutes after applying the antibiotic cream, avoid using any other creams, ointments, or lotions on the affected region of the skin.
- Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding treatment.
Use Polyfax Ointment precisely as directed by your doctor. If you are doubtful, you should consult your doctor.
Adults And Children:
- After removing debris such as pus, crusts, etc. Apply Polyfax Ointment thinly over the affected area, which should be left exposed. Depending on the severity of the infection, two or more applications each day may be required.
- If an aged patient’s kidney function is impaired, the doctor should cut the maximum dosage.
Before Using Polyfax Ointment:
Do not use Polyfax Ointment if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to polymyxin B sulfate, bacitracin zinc, or any other comparable antibiotics. A rash, itching, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, neck, or tongue are all possible symptoms of an allergic reaction.
Polyfax Ointment should be used with caution if you:
- Are an adult using more than 200g of Polyfax Ointment per day.
- Have a child using excessive amounts.
- Suffer from a kidney problem
Toxicity can occur if Polyfax Ointment is taken into the body in high quantities. Because Polyfax Ointment is used to treat a vast skin area, your doctor should keep an eye on your kidney function. Fungi and other microorganisms that Polyfax Ointment cannot kill may thrive in the presence of long-term use, resulting in an infection.
Taking other medications
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are now taking or have recently taken any other medications, particularly those purchased without a prescription. This is especially true for the following substances, which may interact with your Polyfax Ointment:
- Neuromuscular blocking medicines (sometimes used during surgery) – if you have absorbed a large amount of Polyfax Ointment, these drugs will have a stronger effect on depressing respiration.
Polyfax Ointment may still be appropriate for you, and your doctor will be able to determine what is best for you.
Pregnancy And Breastfeeding:
Certain medications should not be taken while pregnant or breastfeeding. On the other hand, other drugs can be used safely during pregnancy or breastfeeding if the advantages to the mother outweigh the hazards to the unborn infant. Before taking any medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.
It is not suggested for pregnant women if used on wide skin regions since it is more likely to be absorbed into the bloodstream in considerable amounts. It should only be used during pregnancy if your doctor finds it necessary. If your doctor prescribes this medication, you should notify them if you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant.
It is also unknown whether the antibiotics in this medication can transfer into breast milk. It should only be used by breastfeeding women if your doctor finds it necessary. Consult your doctor for more medical advice.
Side Effects Of Polyfax Ointment:
Individuals can be affected differently by medications and their potential negative effects. The following are some of the known negative effects connected with this medication. Just because a side effect is mentioned here does not guarantee that everyone who uses this medicine will have that or any other negative effect.
People who are hypersensitive to any components may have skin irritation at the application site. If a substantial amount of the ointment is absorbed, it may cause nerve or kidney problems.
The preceding list of adverse effects may not include all of the side effects documented by the medication’s manufacturer. Please read the instructions provided with the medicine or visit your doctor or pharmacist for more information on any other potential hazards linked with this medicine.
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1. How do you apply Polyfax skin ointment?
Unless your doctor advises you otherwise, apply the ointment twice a day. Only apply it to the diseased regions of the skin. Within 4-5 days, you should see a difference.
2. How do you use bacitracin ointment?
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Injured skin should be treated with a small amount of ointment (about the size of your fingertip).
- Immediately replace and tighten the cap.
- You can apply a sterile bandage to the damaged region.
- Re-cleanse yourself.
3. Is Polyfax ointment an antibiotic?
Yes, Polyfax ointment is an antibiotic that contains polymyxin and bacitracin.