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    APIS MELLIFICA OINTMENT- 25 GM

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    87% of 100
    ₹ 75.00 (MRP.)
    Inclusive of all taxes
    For Insect Bites & Hives
    Availability : In stock
    SKU
    FGOG100003
    Pack Size : 25 gm

    Indications: Urticaria (hives); bites and stings; skin swollen, itchy or burning and sensitive to touch.

    Composition: Apis mellifica Ø.

    Application: Apply externally twice daily to properly cleaned & dried affected portion.

    Contra-indication: None

    Side effects: No known side effects

    Expiry: 5 years from the date of manufacturing.

    Manufactured in India by: Bakson Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.

    Disclaimer: The information provided herein on request, is not to be taken as a replacement for medical advice or diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. DO NOT SELF MEDICATE. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN FOR PROPER DIAGNOSIS AND PRESCRIPTION.

    More Information

    Urticaria or hives affect about 20% of people at some time during their lives. It is a mast cell mediated skin reaction which is characterised by pruritic pink-to-red papule and plaque typically with central pallor.

    Types

    • Acute Spontaneous Urticaria - Spontaneous occurrence of wheals and/or angioedema for a duration of less than 6 weeks.
    • Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria - Spontaneous occurrence of wheals and/or angioedema for a duration of 6 weeks or more. This is also called Chronic Urticaria or Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria.
    • Chronic Inducible Urticaria - Occurrence of wheals for a duration of 6 weeks or more, which is inducible by physical factors. Also called Physical Urticaria.

    Causes

    Urticaria is manifested by exposure to certain triggers, which include: Pain medication, Insects or parasites, Infection, scratching, heat or cold exposure, Sunlight, Stress, Exercise, Alcohol or food, Pressure on skin as from a tight waistband, etc.

    Symptoms

    Urticaria presents with pruritic or itchy pink-to-red papules and plaques typically with central pallor. These can coalesce and vary in shape and size.Pressure prone areas like waistline, axilla and groin are most commonly affected but Urticaria can occur on any part. Scratching can result in excoriations, erosions and hemorrhagic crusts. Concurrent angioedema occurs in 40% cases and may present with subcutaneous and submucosal oedema affecting non-dependent areas like lips, peri-orbital region, genitals and extremities with discomfort or pain.

    Diagnosis

    Urticaria can be diagnosed clinically with simple blood tests like CBC with ESR.

    Management

    Management aims at treatment of the symptoms in an acute attack with the identification and avoidance of the trigger.The rash can be temporary relieved with help of cold application, avoiding scratching, and wearing loose clothes.

    Action of Ingredients:

    Apis mellifica: It is of service in diseases of the skin when it is oedematous, and anasarca that is pale and waxy is present. Also in erysipelas, urticaria, and carbuncles, when they are attended with oedema and burning, stinging pains.The effects of a bee sting, burning, stinging, smarting, prickling, sharp pain with excessive swelling, are the leading symptoms for the selection of this remedy.

    References:

    1. Materia Medica by Boericke
    2. Nature's Materia Medica by Robin Murphy, MD
    3. A Manual Of Materia Medica, Therapeutics And Pharmacology By Blackwood, Alexander Leslie

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