Ointment Viferon for children; properties, composition and instructions for use
With the onset of cold weather, the season of colds and SARS begins. A child can catch a viral infection in a kindergarten or school, on the street or in public transport. And wet feet or clothes not in the weather help get the disease in a matter of hours.
To protect yourself from insidious viruses will help Viferon – a drug created on the basis of human interferon. Further in the article you will find a detailed instruction on the use of Wifeiron ointment for children.
Viferon is released in the form of rectal suppositories, gel and ointment. From the age of one can use ointment, while infants often use candles. But in cases of intolerance of Viferon in candles or liquid stool in a baby, ointment can be used and at an earlier age.
The use of ointment in children is justified also by the fact that it acts less irritably on the tender skin of the baby and does not dry the mucous membranes.
What does the drug contain and what types of release are
In addition to recombinant interferon, which is an active substance with a pronounced antiviral effect, the preparation contains:
In contrast to the gel, the ointment has a thicker consistency, a yellowish color.
When applied to the skin quickly melts, leaving a slightly greasy trace.
It is produced in tubes of alumina by six and twelve grams, and also in plastic jars.
The first substances that protect the human body from infection in a collision with viruses or bacteria are interferons. They are considered to be the leading link in the formation of a local immune response. When the level of intrinsic interferons decreases, immunity deteriorates and the disease can develop.
To prevent this from happening, Viferon is applied to the skin and mucous membranes, which is an artificially synthesized human interferon alpha2.
Interferon alfa is equally active against viruses: