Among the various methods of thermal effects on the body, especially outside the resort medical institutions, paraffin therapy occupies a large share.
The product of the distillation of oil, which is a mixture of high molecular weight carbons, a solid white or yellowish translucent mass, similar to wax, odorless and tasteless, neutral reaction. It has a high heat capacity and low thermal conductivity, which makes it possible to use for therapeutic purposes the application of paraffin (completely dehydrated), heated to a high temperature (50-70 ° C), without causing a burn.
The physiological effect of paraffin is reduced to thermal effects on the body. Molten paraffin, when applied to the skin, quickly solidifies, forming a film that protects the skin from the high temperature of the layers of paraffin lying above. When hardened, paraffin produces heat, and the skin under paraffin is exposed to high temperatures for a long time.
Recommendations for use:
- Traumatic injury to the respiratory system, damage to the peripheral nervous system;
- Diseases of the joints of various etiologies, as well as muscles, tendons, ligaments;
- Diseases of the peripheral nervous system, neuritis, radiculitis, funiculitis;
- Residual effects of pneumonia and pleurisy (especially in pediatric practice);
- Gastritis, perigastritis, periduodenitis, colitis, pericolitis, hepatitis, perihepatitis, cholecystitis, pericholecystitis, postoperative infiltrates, gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer, procritis, paraproctitis;
- Residual effects of phlebitis and thrombophlebitis;
- Inflammatory diseases of the female and male genital organs in the non-acute stage; inflammation of the uterine appendages, periadnexitis, orchitis, epididymitis, Trichomonas colpitis;
- Skin diseases, some types of dry eczema, lichen planus, various itchy rashes;
- Diseases of the ear, nose, under acute chronic diseases of the paranasal sinuses, pharyngitis, laryngitis;
- Diseases of the orbit, mainly cicatricial changes after traumatic eye injuries;
- Cicatricial changes in the skin after thermal and chemical burns.
Paraffin is widely used in cosmetology practice in the form of face masks. It cleanses the skin well, makes it smooth, improves its nutrition, helps to eliminate its defects (scars, wrinkles, etc.) /
Mode of application:
Layering: The molten paraffin is applied with a flat brush to the surface of the skin with a layer of 1 – 2 cm. Then this area of the skin is covered with wax paper and wrapped with cotton wool or a blanket.
Paraffin bath: The desired area of the body is coated with paraffin heated to a temperature of 50 – 55 ° C and immersed in a wooden bath filled with molten paraffin heated to a temperature of 60 – 65 ° C.
Napkin – application technique: Apply 1 – 2 layers of paraffin to the skin, then apply a gauze napkin of 8 – 10 layers soaked in paraffin heated to a temperature of 65 – 70 ° C, cover the napkin with oilcloth, blanket or cotton wool.
Cuvette-application technique: Molten paraffin is poured into cuvettes in a layer 2 – 3 cm thick. The frozen, but still soft paraffin is removed from the cuvette together with the oilcloth placed under it, applied to the area of the body to be exposed, covered with a blanket. The duration of the procedure is 30 – 60 minutes, procedures are daily or every other day. The course of treatment accounts for 12 – 20 procedures. After the procedure, a rest of 30 – 40 minutes is required.
Paraffin can be reused after sterilization. To do this, it is heated to 120 ° C for 10 – 15 minutes. To restore the plastic properties of paraffin, 10 – 15% of fresh paraffin should be added each time.
Paraffin is not used for tumors, a tendency to bleeding, tuberculosis, hypertension stages 2 and 3, coronary heart disease and other conditions in which heat therapy is contraindicated.
Consult a specialist before use.
Packaging 450 g
This product is not a medical product.