Camphor oil is extracted from the bark of trees growing in the tropics. It is widely used in aromatherapy, cosmetics and medicine. It has a local irritant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and analgesic effect. The drug contains a mixture of vegetable oil and camphor with a 10% concentration. Available in the form of ointment, alcohol or oil solution. The medicine is used to excite the nervous system and stimulate the functioning of the human heart. It is used for lotions and rubbings in order to reduce joint and muscle pain. Compresses containing camphor oil are often applied. In the ear it is used to reduce pain. The popularity of the drug acquired due to its affordable cost and effectiveness of treatment. But how to apply camphor oil in the ear with otitis? The drug is often prescribed by doctors, but there are some limitations and features in its use.
In what cases it is not recommended to use camphor oil in the ear
The drug has excellent healing properties, but there are still contraindications that should not be used camphor oil. It is not recommended to use it:
- Women during pregnancy.
- Small children up to two years old. The vapors of the drug are quickly absorbed through the mucous membrane, so the child may experience intoxication of the body from the drug.
- If there is an allergic reaction to the drug or individual intolerance.
- With the following diseases: aneurysm, epilepsy, endocarditis.
- With poor lactation in women.
Do not use camphor oil in the ear for skin lesions, if there is a wound, abrasion or scratch. This list is incomplete, so before applying you must read the instructions to the drug.
Method of making lotions: camphor oil should be heated in a water bath so that it is warm. Then you need a piece of cotton cloth or gauze moistened in medicine. Now you can begin to make a compress. To do this, the tissue is applied to the ear so that the ear canal is not closed. The procedure is completed by applying polyethylene or wax paper and fixing the compress with a bandage and cotton wool. It is allowed to use camphor alcohol instead of oil. In this case, it is necessary to tightly apply a bandage to prevent rapid evaporation of the drug. Compress can be kept no more than two hours. After this time, it is necessary to remove the lotion containing camphor oil. Wrap the ear with a warm scarf or a soft, dry cloth.
Despite the popularity of the use of this tool, you can not bury camphor oil when otitis. Ears may be burned in the area of the auditory canal. This happens because camphor crystals fall on the eardrum, which can also cause inflammation. To remove the discomfort during otitis, it is necessary to drip a few drops of camphor oil onto the dry cotton wool and insert it into the ear canal. The drug is more effective if it is used correctly and do not overdo it in the dosage.