Instructions and indications for use of salicylic ointment - composition, active substance, contraindications and price

Salicylic drugs are prescribed by a doctor to treat various skin rashes and other foci of diseases caused by the active work of the sebaceous glands. This often leads to clogging of the pores, the formation of inflammatory processes. Salicylic agent has a complex effect: it regulates the sebaceous glands, has a positive effect on the cleansing and regeneration of the skin. The low price makes it affordable and popular in the treatment of many skin diseases.

What is salicylic ointment used for?

Salicylic agent is generally produced in the form of a cream. Salicylic acid is also included in the composition of an alcohol solution having identical pharmacological properties. Doctors recommend salicylic cream as follows:

  1. A two percent solution is used in the treatment of skin diseases.
  2. With a skin burn, a 5 percent ointment is used.
  3. To remove warts, corns and corns, an ointment is used in which the concentration of salicylic acid is at least 50 percent.

As you can see, in the treatment of each case, it is necessary to individually select the form of release of the drug.


The main component of drugs is salicylic acid. She has such healing properties:

  • the anti-inflammatory effect of the ointment helps to relieve redness and extinguish inflammatory processes;
  • antiseptic effect contributes to the fight against bacteria and pollution;
  • keratolytics melt subcutaneous fat plugs and expand the pores, while acetylsalicylic acid reduces the rate of formation of horny plates, which can clog pores. This contributes to the unhindered output of the secretions of the sebaceous glands;
  • anti-seborrheic qualities have a regulatory effect on the sebaceous glands, reducing the production of fat and sweat.

Acetylsalicylic paste is based on petroleum jelly. Thanks to this substance, the ointment is evenly distributed over the affected area and is rapidly absorbed by the skin. Sulfur and zinc variants of the ointment are also produced, which are endowed with additional healing properties. Pasta can be of different concentrations: 2, 3, 5, 10 or 60%. In pharmacies, it is dispensed without a prescription.

Analogs of means:

  • Hemosol;
  • Kerasal
  • Duofilm;
  • Collomac;
  • Solcocerasal.

Indications for use

The drug is used in such cases:

  • eczema;
  • psoriasis;
  • wounds, burns;
  • removal of warts and moles;
  • oily seborrhea;
  • dark spots;
  • pityriasis versicolor;
  • acne, acne;
  • hyperkeratosis;
  • ichthyosis;
  • dyskeratosis;
  • to soften corns and calluses;
  • with hair loss.

For acne

Has salicylic cream indications in the treatment of:

  • blackheads;
  • millet;
  • black dots (comedones);
  • inflamed acne.

Acetylsalicylic ointment has a local anti-inflammatory effect and promotes high-quality cleansing of pores. It is effective in getting rid of acne on the face, back, but not always qualitatively copes with subcutaneous inflamed acne. The treatment period is 1 month. At this time, the patient should abandon the use of funds from the field of cosmetology. Doctors recommend washing with just clean water, in rare cases it is permissible to use a mild cleanser.

Salicylic paste is used in this order:

  • the first week is applied every other day to problem areas;
  • the second week is used daily;
  • the remaining two weeks, the skin is treated twice a day.

Be prepared for the fact that salicylic agent slightly dries the skin, therefore, the appearance of peeling, dryness is not excluded. But if there is no itching or redness, then stop the procedure is not worth it. After treatment, to maintain the achieved result, it is worth using the ointment once a week.

Salicylic ointment for face can be used either as an independent tool, or in combination with zinc ointment and Bepanten plus. By mixing the ingredients, they get a night cream that needs to be applied to problem areas of the skin every night. The minimum course of treatment is 1 week. After achieving the desired result, use a cream 2-3 times a week as a prophylaxis.

With psoriasis

With an exacerbation of the disease, salicylic ointment is prescribed for psoriasis with a concentration of 1-2%, during remission - 3-5%. Therapy involves applying an agent under a bandage or gauze to areas affected by the disease. These compresses are left on the skin until completely dry. With exacerbation, treatment with herbal baths can be combined.

From warts

To remove neoplasms, you first need to steam the damaged area, wipe it dry with a towel and apply the ointment with a concentration of at least 5%. Close on top with a sterile dressing, leave overnight. The first minutes will have to endure burning and discomfort associated with the action of acid. After removing the dressing, the insensitive keratinized layer is easily removed with pumice. It is important to repeat the procedure until the wart is completely removed, it takes about 1 month.

From fungus

You can treat a fungus with salicylic creams only in combination with antifungal drugs that are taken internally. Before starting the procedure, the foot is steamed in a manganese solution. Then a five percent cream is applied to the nail and adjacent areas. It is advisable to use the drug 2 times a day - in the morning and in the evening. 2-3 times a week, it is important to make a soda-soap bath, after which the exfoliated skin and part of the nail are removed. The procedure is regularly repeated until complete recovery.


It is important for everyone who plans to use a salicylic agent to pay attention to the following contraindications. The tool is prohibited:

  • for the treatment of an infant;
  • with some types of renal failure;
  • in case of individual intolerance to certain components;
  • with caution, they need to use women during pregnancy and lactation. Salicylic ointment during pregnancy should be used in a volume of not more than 5 ml.

Salicylic ointment - instructions for use

Affected areas on which the ointment will be applied should be treated:

  • steam corns and growths;
  • remove keratinized skin and crusts;
  • grease open wounds with an antiseptic;
  • open blisters for burns.

Apply the ointment with a thin layer, covering the body with a sterile dressing. Better do it at night. You can attach an impregnated napkin to the affected area and fix it. Change the bandage at least once every 2-3 days. It is optimal to do this every day until the desired effect is obtained. The duration of treatment with salicylic drug is at least 6 days, but not more than 1 month.

The consumption of the drug depends on the area of ​​the affected skin. An average of 0.2 g per 1 square centimeter of skin. The paste is able to increase the penetration of drugs into the skin, so it is often used to improve the absorption of other substances. It is forbidden to apply the product on the hairy warts, birthmarks and neoplasms in the genital area.

Side effects

Reviews confirm the rapid absorption of salicylic drugs by the body. Side effects are rare and are associated with individual intolerance to certain substances. In rare cases, allergic manifestations are possible: itching, redness, burning and fever. Use of the drug should be stopped immediately if these symptoms are noticed.

The price of salicylic ointment

Ointment can be purchased not only in the network of stationary pharmacies, but also on the Internet. This is a convenient service that allows you to quickly find a tool of the desired concentration among a wide range of products and save time by arranging home delivery. The cost of the drug is cheap - up to 30 rubles. About how much salicylic ointment costs in Moscow and where you can buy it, find out from the table.

Name of pharmacy

Prices in rubles

Health Zone




Pharmacy No. 5 and 8




Help window


Vekfarm on Kotelnicheskaya



Beauty and Health Laboratory


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Irina, 19 years old I used to have serious skin problems, she was incredibly oily, like after oil. A dermatologist advised using salicylic cream at night. Given the low cost, I did not believe in efficiency, but after 5 days there was a result. The course of treatment was 3 weeks, now I use it every 3-4 days to maintain the result.
Vladislav, 37 years old For many years struggled with psoriasis. Most drugs are expensive, but I did not notice the effect of them. Having read reviews on the Internet, I bought salicylic paste, and started using it according to the instructions. The result was, but there was dryness and peeling. Later it turned out that I chose the wrong concentration, so be careful.
Oksana, 27 years old. I decided to remove the fungus with salicylic cream. I achieved what I wanted, but the disease manifested itself again after a while. After consulting with a specialist, I realized that I still had to take pills. After a comprehensive course of drugs, the fungus is gone. The tool is effective and cheap, but do not expect a quick result, be patient.
Eugene, 25 years old Salicylic acid helped me get rid of the problems that I had been living with since my youth. Ointment perfectly dries oily skin, relieves inflammation, redness. However, you can not use it constantly, otherwise the skin will begin to peel off. I use it for prophylaxis every 3 days, put on new rashes on the first day of their appearance.
Attention! The information presented in the article is for guidance only. Materials of the article do not call for independent treatment. Only a qualified doctor can make a diagnosis and give recommendations for treatment based on the individual characteristics of a particular patient.

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