What is Care+ Magnesium Sulphate Paste?
Care+ Magnesium Sulphate Paste is a topical treatment for skin infections such as boils and carbuncles. Boils and carbuncles can be unsightly and cause discomfort, especially when touched or when exposed to friction caused by clothing. Care+ Magnesium offers a quick and easy solution to treat troublesome skin complaints and ease discomfort caused by boils and carbuncles.
What are boils and carbuncles?
Both boils and carbuncles are skin complaints that can cause discomfort and be unsightly.
What are boils?
Boils are red, painful lumps that appear on the skin and are usually caused by a minor skin infection. Boils can develop anywhere on your skin but they are more likely to appear on an area that has a combination of hair, sweat and friction, such as the face, neck or thighs. Pus forms inside the boil which makes it bigger and more painful over time. After a period of a time (usually between 2 days and 3 weeks) most boils will burst and the pus drains away without leaving a scar. It can sometimes be tricky to identify a boil compared with a spot, but boils usually grow bigger and are more painful than spots.
What are carbuncles?
Carbuncles are clusters of boils that are dome-shaped and usually develop over a few days. These clusters usually affect the back, thighs or the back of the neck and can grow to a size of 3-10cm and will leak pus. If you are suffering from carbuncles you may also experience a high temperature of 38°C or above, feel unwell, weak and exhausted. Carbuncles are less common than boils and are more likely to affect middle-aged or older men with poor health or a weak immune system.
What causes boils and carbuncles?
Boils and carbuncles are usually caused by a type of bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus which infects 1 or more hair follicles. A boil can appear when bacteria enters the skin through cuts and scrapes. The immune system responds to this infection by sending white blood cells to kill the bacteria. A build-up of dead bacteria, dead blood cells and dead skin cells forms pus inside the boil. A carbuncle develops when the bacteria infection spread further beneath the skin to create a cluster of boils.
How does Magnesium Sulphate help treat minor skin infections and boils?
Magnesium Sulpate paste helps to treat boils and carbuncles by drawing moisture from the affected area. This dries up the boil which helps to alleviate the pain and discomfort, as well as helping to support the healing process.
How to use Magnesium Sulphate
Before using Magnesium Sulphate Paste, stir the paste well. Apply the paste liberally to the affected area, then cover with a clean dressing. If symptoms do not improve, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
When NOT to use this product?
Do not use Magnesium Sulphate Paste if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. Do not expose product to direct sunlight or moisture.
Like all medications, Magnesium Sulphate Paste can have side effects, although not everyone gets them. If you experience any side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist-4-U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
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Dried Magnesium Sulphate BP 47.762% w/w
Phenol BP 0.497% w/w
Each Pack Contains: 50g of Magnesium Sulphate Paste BP
How do I use Magnesium Sulphate Paste?
How to use
Stir paste well before use.
For use on the skin only.
Apply liberally to the affected area and cover with a clean dressing.
If symptoms do not go away or you need to use it regularly talk to your doctor
Should I carry on using Care + Magnesium Sulphate Paste BP when the boil seems to have burst and is now bleeding?
Try to keep the area clean and dry and speak to your GP or walk in centre if it shows any signs of infection such as redness, warm to the touch or coloured fluid.
Can I use magnesium Sulfate paste when Iâ€™m pregnant?
There is no known risk of using magnesium sulphate paste whilst pregnant as the product is not ingested. Use as per the directions and seek advice from your GP or midwife if the area of use shows any signs of irritation or infection such as being warm to the touch.
Can this be used to get a piece of glass out my foot as I am unable to see it? If so how long would it take to work?
I would recommend getting a piece of glass seen by a doctor. It will require an x-ray as it could become infected.
How often should I apply paste and change bandage?
A drawing paste to help treat minor skin infections including boils 50 g e Read all of this label for full instructions. Stir paste well before use. For use on the skin only. Apply liberally to the affected area and cover with a clean dressing and change daily
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