Salicylic Acid is a keratolytic medication. It treats pimples (acne) by penetrating into the skin and killing acne-causing bacteria. It additionally reduce508230s oil production in the skin, replenishes acne-prone skin, and it also keeps your pores open.
You should remove all of the make-up. Wash your hands and the affected area and gently dry. Put a thin layer of Salisis Ointment cream on the affected skin, using your fingertips. Apply it to the entire area affected by acne, not just each spot. After applying, wash your hands thoroughly with water.
Q. Should Salisis Ointment be left overnight?
At the beginning of the treatment, Salisis Ointment is usually used once daily in the evening. The area is not washed off after application of Salisis Ointment, so it can be left overnight unless you experience irritation. However, if you experience irritation, consult your doctor.
Q. What should prompt me to discontinue Salisis Ointment?
You should discontinue Salisis Ointment and consult your doctor if you experience severe local irritation, which means severe redness, dryness and itching and stinging/burning sensation.
Q. What precautions should be followed while applying Salisis Ointment?
Use Salisis Ointment only on your skin. Keep it away from areas like your eyes, eyelids, lips, mouth and inside of the nose. If the medicine comes in contact with any of these areas, wash the affected area with water immediately. Avoid using Salisis Ointment on scratched or eroded skin and open wounds. Take care when using Salisis Ointment on sensitive areas of skin such as your neck. Salisis Ointment can make your skin more sensitive to the harmful effects of the sunlight. So, avoid the use of sunbeds/lamps and minimize the time you spend in the sun. You should use sunscreen and wear protective clothing while using Salisis Ointment. Avoid contact with hair as Salisis Ointment has bleaching properties. It can even bleach dyed or colored fabric, furniture or carpeting.
Q. How often should I apply Salisis Ointment?
The initial dose is preferably once daily in the evening. Later, the doctor will gradually increase the dose to twice daily (most probably morning and evening).
Q. How long does Salisis Ointment take to show its effects?
You may see an improvement after 4-6 weeks of treatment. You may need to use this treatment for longer to see the full benefits. This is normal for acne treatments. If your acne does not get better after 1 month or if it gets worse, talk to your doctor immediately.
Q. How long does Salisis Ointment take to work?
Usually, Salisis Ointment starts to clear acne within a few days of using it. However, for significant results with acne, it may take around 8 weeks of regular use of Salisis Ointment.
Q. What if I don't get better even after using Salisis Ointment for a few days?
Inform your doctor if your acne doesn’t clean up after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 22nd Apr 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.