4 tips for applying plasters
Plaster is a commonly used external dosage form in the family, which has the advantages of convenient use, low price, obvious curative effect, and no skin pollution. Although patching is a trivial matter, there is a lot of knowledge in it.
First of all, the indications should be mastered. Since each plaster has its own unique pharmacological effects, it is necessary to master the indications, not just "universal". For example, for chronic low back pain and trauma caused by wind and cold, Tongluo Qutong ointment, Zhuanggu Moxiang analgesic ointment can be used to dispel cold and wind, relax muscles and blood, and relieve pain; ulcers caused by pyretoxin stagnation at the beginning If the induration is not resolved, the swelling and pain, the pus is not ulcerated or the ulcer is not healed for a long time, you can use the toxin-pulling ointment to remove the swelling, remove the rot and grow the muscle.
Secondly, before applying the plaster, wipe the skin of the affected area or acupuncture point with a hot towel or ginger slice, and then apply it after it is dried. The plaster should avoid places with more hair, otherwise it will not stick to it, and it will bring up the hair and cause pain when it is torn off. Laser-perforated, breathable, non-sticky plasters with the smell of hair and moon can solve this problem. When the weather is cold in winter, rubber plasters are often not easy to stick. At this time, you can apply the plaster and then apply it with a hot water bottle to make it stick firmly and increase the therapeutic effect.
Again, the baking method must be correct. When using black plasters, put the plasters on a hot water bottle or an alcohol lamp or candles and bake them to dissolve them. When the baked plasters are not hot to the skin, apply them to the affected area for 1-2 weeks. . However, some people prefer to bake it directly on a coal stove when using such plasters. This method is extremely unscientific because the carcinogens such as benzopyrene and carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and other harmful substances produced during the combustion of coal stoves are harmful. The gas will be absorbed by the plaster matrix and moisture, and penetrate into the human body through the skin, bringing certain harm to the human body.
Finally, sticking plaster should also pay attention to contraindications. If you accidentally cause muscle contusions or joint or ligament strains during exercise or work, do not immediately apply Shangshi Pain Relief Ointment or Musk Zhuifeng Ointment to the injured area, because such plasters cannot achieve swelling and pain relief. purpose. In case of local damage, do not apply plaster directly to the damaged area to avoid infection. All plasters containing musk, frankincense, safflower, myrrh, peach kernel and other ingredients for promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis should be banned by pregnant women. If pimples and blisters appear on the local skin after applying the plaster, and the conscious itching is severe, it means that the plaster is allergic to the plaster, and the application should be stopped immediately, and the anti-allergic drugs should be taken back, and the topical hormone ointment should be applied for anti-allergic treatment.