Ilosun Ointment For Burn And Wound is complementary ointment and was formulated as anti-microbe for burn- and all wound types and healing properties for skin problems. Ilosun’s research and patient studies has shown analgesic, cooling down on the burned area. The unique combination of Ilosun’s actives is essential for growth and development of new tissue. Studies have shown that it promotes re-epithelisation and reparative tissue strength by enhancing deposition of collagen at the site of the wound.
Pain relief: During the burning the tissues on the surface are damaged to different extends and the sensory nerve terminations are exposed to a shock like effect and the injury is extremely painful. The composition of Ilosun covers the wounded area and isolates it from its surroundings. The actives penetrate into the injury leaving healthy tissue intact and start to remove dead tissue. Oxygen or air which is absorbed by the pain sensitive receptors, Ilosun Ointment For Burn And Wound ceases there constant irritation by sealing the wound and pain is reduced. Burns can become heavily colonized by bacteria in a short period of time. There for the correct application and handling of the burn is very important.
Slough removal: Ilosun has a unique ability to penetrate slough, remove eschar and necrotic tissue. Blisters and slough are lifted painlessly from the wound with its extracting factors. Slough and necrotic tissue are rapidly replaced with granulation tissue and advancing epithelisation. The combination promotes re-epithelisation and reparative tissue strength by enhancing deposition of collagen at the site of the wound.
Moist Healing: Burn wounds to the skin result in cellular necrosis, capillary damage and coagulation of proteins. Capillary vessels become porous and hence the wet appearance of grade 2 and 3 burn wounds. Blood flow ceases as a result of thrombosis. If a wound should dry out…this impedes the recovery of the circulation and as a result the grade can deteriorate and resistance against local infections declines. Drying out a wound should be prevented at all cost. A thick layer of Ilosun Ointment should be applied to provide a moist healing environment that stimulates circulation and cell migration.
Protecting underlying wound tissue: Ilosun Ointment For Burn And Wound is gentle wound healing, protecting cells at all time. Ilosun dressing does not stick to underlying wound tissue, protecting the delicate new cells when changing dressings.
Formulation of healthy granulation tissue: Ilosun provide a wound healing environment that stimulates granulation remarkably, filling up cavities and stimulating new cells. Macrophages initiate preparation for granulation in the inflammatory phase.(response of the body to the formation of a wound/infection) Macrophages support collagen formation by stimulating the capillary endothelial cells to angiogenesis, which leads to the growth of a network on the wound surface.
Ilosun stimulates epithelisation.
Antimicrobial activity: Wounds can become heavily colonized by bacteria in only a few days. Studies have shown strong antimicrobial activity against:
- Staphylococcus aurous/-epidermidis
- Gram positive bacteria
- Gram negative bacteria
- Coryne bacterium species
- Klebsiela oxytoca
- Providencia alkali faciens
- Proteus mirabilis
- Serratia marcescens
Resistance: Bacteria show very low resistance against Ilosun Ointment and long term wound care can continue using Ilosun…maintaining a clean wound with granulation tissue, which is necessary for deep wound cavities in the case of long term necrotic leg ulcers. The product can be used throughout the healing process.
Anti-inflammatory: Pathogenesis and symptoms of inflammatory processes are accompanied and/or initiated by the production of reactive oxygen species. It can be shown that Ilosun ameliorates inflammatory processes by interacting with aggressive oxygen radicals of the OH-type and interfere with leucocyte activation. These activities allow attenuation of oxidative attack and damage introduced by infections and environmental impacts.
Patients of all ages
- Full thickness burns and 3rd degree burns
- Partial thickness burns
- Severe septic wounds
- Long term septic leg ulcers
- Diabetic wounds
- Pressure sores
- Stab wounds
- Surgical wounds / amputations
- Kaposi Sarcoma
- Cracked skin/ heals
Literature study done in 2006 in coordinating with UOFS
Conclusion Ilosun Ointment:
As based on the literature study done, Ilosun is an ointment containing all natural elements with good effects, as described, on wound healing. It should therefore be safe to use in any medical centre on all acute and chronic wounds. In comparison to the ideal dressing:
The Ideal dressing:
Characteristics of the ideal dressing
- Free of particles and toxic wound contaminants
- Non-toxic and non-allergenic
- Capable of protecting the wound from further trauma
- Can be removed without causing trauma to the wound
- Impermeable to bacteria
- Capable of maintaining a high humidity at the wound-site while removing excess exudate
- Thermally insulating
- Will allow gaseous exchange
- Comfortable and conformable
- Require daily changes
- Cost effective
- Long shelf life
In particular to the use in burn wounds:
Management of burn wounds involves prevention of infection with the use of topical and systemic antimicrobial agents, debridement of dead tissue, maximization of the immune response and provision of adequate nutrition to prevent conversion and other wound complications.
Ilosun provides in the above named therapy protocol in the following manner under an occlusive dressing:
2. Prevention/treatment of infection
3. Maximization of the immune response
4. Improving wound healing
5. Decreasing maceration of the surrounding wound edges and hydration of the wound Although the cineole element of the ointment as allergenic potential as well as some other mentioned systemic side effects, studies done did not show any circulatory cineole in adults and thus far none have been reported with the use of the ointment in various medical centres.
The ideal for any burn is to apply Ilosun immediately or as soon as possible onto burned area to extract pain, reduce swelling, remove dead tissue and start with healing process immediately. Ilosun’s research and patient studies have shown analgesic effect and cooling down on the burned area.
Partial Thickness burns
Partial thickness burns and wounds have the capacity to heal rapidly because of presence of viable dermal components. If wound is treated immediately with Ilosun Ointment, re epithelisation occurs from the base and the edge of the burn and wound healing should be completed in a short period of time. Patient studies with partial thickness burns have shown a protective skin layer in only 5 days and an epidermis is developed that is not hornified and pigmented…leaving no scars. No skin graft needed. ( Refer to moist Healing paragraph)
Full Thickness Burns
Full thickness wounds and burns only heal from the edge and therefor healing is slow in anything but the smallest burns…leading to skin grafts. Comparison studies with septic wounds have shown: Remarkable slough (dead tissue) removal and preparing septic wound for early skin graft and in most cases no skin graft was needed on delayed burns. Always aim toward early repair of wound and correct wound care.
Wound care for Burns:
Always aim towards early repair of any wound, especially burns. The ideal is to apply Ilosun Ointment first hand onto burned area to extract pain, reduce swelling, removal of dead tissue and to stimulate circulation.
Pain relief: During the burning the tissues on the surface are damaged to different extends and the sensory nerve terminations are exposed to a shock like effect and the injury is extremely painful.
Aim towards early repair of any wound to prevent prolonged healing and complications. A burn is dynamic and infection can convert from a partial thickness wound to a full thickness wound. This could lead to skin grafts. The longer the wound takes to heal, the greater the chance for hypertrophic scar tissue to develop.
Apply a thick layer of Ilosun Ointment onto gauze and place over burned area. This creates a moist healing environment that stimulates the wound healing process and promotes better epithelial cell migration. If a wound should dry out, however, this impedes the recovery of the circulation and as a result the grade can deteriorate and resistance against local infections decline. For this reason drying out of a wound should be prevented at all cost. Fingers and toes should be dressed separately and in such a way that movement can be encouraged to prevent contractures. Intact blisters should be left alone as it provides a sterile environment for the healing to occur. Ilosun will deal with the blisters in time by gently removing it with its extracting factors. Cover with crepe bandages. Always protect the delicate healing tissue when changing dressing. Ilosun will not stick to underlying wound tissue. Soak wound or spray clean with mild diluted salt water or 0.9% Normal Saline solution. Do not use strong disinfectants or chemicals. Do not try to remove any dead tissue or exudates inside the wound manually. Protect the delicate healing tissue at all time. Ilosun Ointment will gentle remove all dead tissue from wound. Tip dry with a clean gauze and do new application. Do dressings daily. Clean wounds can be stretch to 2 days.
During treatment of pressure sores, no pressure should be on the wound area, for the reason that Ilosun Ointment removes dead tissue and then starts with granulation process. Halt the formation of dead tissue by not putting any pressure onto wound area if possible. Make sure the whole cavity is filled with Ilosun ointment.
SEPTIC WOUNDS AND ULCERS
These wounds have less swelling, bad circulation and necrosis of tissue. Because of long term necrosis these wounds will only heal over a period of time depending on the time and stage of the wounds.
If Ilosun Ointment is applied to septic wound, it will first deal with the infection; extract exudate and necrotic tissue. Do not panic if dressing shows a lot of exudate for the first period of time depending on the necrotic-and septic status of the wound.
Apply a thick layer of Ilosun Ointment onto gauze and place over entire wound area to create a moist healing environment in the form of an ointment that does not stick to the underlying tissues, protecting the delicate new skin. The moist environment stimulates the wound healing process and promotes better epithelial cell migration. If a wound should dry out, it impedes the recovery of the circulation and as a result the wound grade deteriorates and resistance against local infections declines. In some cases this moist healing environment will soften the surrounding intact skin. Try to place ointment only on wound area
Daily dressing is required but dressings can be changed twice a day if bandages show a lot of exudate. Clean wound gently with N-Saline or diluted salt water. Do not use any strong anti-septic. Once again protect the delicate new tissue at all time. No interference inside the wound. Inspect the wound before first application for any dead tissue (grey or white colour of tissue). Ilosun will remove all the dead tissue and for this reason the wound might look slightly bigger but then Ilosun will start the healing process by filling up the wound with granulation tissue. Any necrotic tissue or areas will be removed.
Long term full thickness wounds might tend to over granulate after the cavity has been filled up with granulation tissue. In these cases light pressure can be applied to over granulation area by making a small pad of gauze and placing it over this area. Wrap the crepe dressing slightly tighter over this gauze padding area to inhibit the over granulation. Avoid long standing periods and try to elevate the wound extremity at all times.