Formic alcohol is a weak alcoholic solution of methane (formic) acid, a colorless caustic liquid with the chemical formula HCOOH.
It is used in medicine as a local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory drug, as well as in cosmetology for getting rid of acne.
When and how to use ant alcohol for medical purposes
Such a remedy, like formic alcohol, helpsWith neuralgia, pain in the joints and muscles, arthritis and polyarthritis. Its therapeutic effect is based on the fact that formic acid has a pronounced irritant effect, therefore contributes to the inflow of blood to the place on which it is applied, to alleviate the pain syndrome and inflammation. But since this is a very caustic, burning agent, it is used in the form of very weak solutions. The content of formic acid in the preparation is only 1.4%. The rest is 70% ethanol.
On the painful area of the body, apply a smallThe amount of ant alcohol and carefully rubbed. After treatment, it is recommended immediately to apply a cotton-gauze or fabric bandage for a greater warming effect. This procedure is done several times a day before the onset of a marked improvement in well-being.
Do not apply ant alcohol to inflamed or damaged skin, or to mucous membranes, as you can burn an already injured skin area.
As a rule, formic alcohol is well tolerated by people with oily and normal skin. But people with dry skin before using this tool is recommended to consult a dermatologist.
Formic alcohol is a good remedy for acne
To get rid of pimples, you need to moistenFormic wool swab or swab with anticardium alcohol and apply circular medication on the problem area of the skin. After the alcohol is completely dry, lubricate the same area with a moisturizer. Repeat this procedure daily. In most cases, after 2-4 weeks, the pimples disappear.
Do not clean the skin before treatment, because it will lead to excessive drying.
Since the formic alcohol is quite strongMeans, before using it, you should make an allergy test. Apply a small amount of alcohol to the skin (preferably where the problem areas are) and wait 24 hours. If during this time there is no itching, burning, redness of the skin, you can use this drug.
Formic alcohol can not be used by people who haveWhich are enlarged capillaries. Also, this drug is contraindicated in hypersensitivity. If there is a need to use it in pregnancy, you need to consult your doctor in advance.