It is not always possible to treat an open wound and prevent infection from entering it. Medical glue BF-6 copes well with this. With its help, pathogenic microflora can be prevented from entering the wound. The tool is easy to use and very effective, but has some adverse reactions.
Indications for use of medical adhesive BF6
BF-6 medical glue is used in the following cases:
- for the treatment of wounds and cuts;
- with burns of varying degrees;
- to cover the tooth root in surgical dentistry.
Glue got its name for its dense structure, due to which a specific film is created on the surface of the wound, which prevents the penetration of bacteria.
Composition and properties
The drug contains an alcohol solution of phenol-formaldehyde resin, rosin, a plasticizer. Medical glue exhibits an antiseptic and wound healing property. Promotes the speedy healing of small wounds, cuts and cracks by forming a thin insulating film on the surface.
The film is very elastic and plastic. It does not shift when the skin moves and remains stable before exposure to chemicals.
The drug acts on the wound locally, without being absorbed and without penetrating the general bloodstream. This property makes the drug safe for use in the presence of chronic diseases of internal organs and systems.
How to use
Despite the fact that medical glue is quite simple to use, there are some features in its use, observing which you can achieve maximum effectiveness in the treatment of wounds and cuts.
Before applying glue to the wound site, it is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. By washing with cool water and treating with hydrogen peroxide, a wound is prepared. If there is bleeding, you need to wait for it to stop completely by applying a tampon with peroxide.Application of medical adhesive BF-6
Then the wound is well dried. You can use a hair dryer or wait until the excess liquid evaporates on its own. The glue is applied in a thin layer, capturing not only the area of the wound, but also speaking 2-3 cm beyond it, which will provide the best effect.
After a few minutes, a dense film forms, which does not deform when moving. If wet, the glue is applied in another layer, allowing to dry well.
The film lasts 3-5 days, which is quite enough for the wound to become less deep and new epithelial cells to form on its surface. If the regeneration process is weak, the old film is gently soaked in water and removed. The wound is treated with an antiseptic again, after which medical glue is applied.
The drug contains phenol formaldehyde, which can cause an allergic reaction. It manifests itself with symptoms such as:
- severe itching of the wound under the film;
- redness of the wound and skin around it;
- the appearance of a small rash spreading throughout the body;
- swelling of the mucous membranes;
- difficulty breathing.
If such symptoms are detected, it is necessary to clean the wound of glue as quickly as possible, washing it with warm water. Clinical manifestations of an allergic reaction are eliminated with the help of antihistamines: Fenistil, Diazolin, Suprastin. In the absence of the effectiveness of these drugs and the rapid deterioration of the general condition, drugs from the group of corticosteroids that can block the development of allergies should be used.
Instructions for the use of medical glue indicate that its use is prohibited if there is an individual intolerance to the components and children under 1 year old.
In the presence of a multivalent drug allergy in the anamnesis, before using the drug, you need to consult a doctor and pre-do a test sample. To do this, a pea of glue, the size of a match head, is applied to a healthy area of the skin and the reaction is monitored. The absence of itching, swelling and rash is the reason for allowing the use of the drug.
Glue has such positive qualities as:
- Low price and accessibility to each patient.
- High efficiency.
- Virtually no adverse reactions.
The drug has more negative sides, so the tool is little known to a wide range of consumers. It contains a preservative, which can accumulate in the body and provoke the development of a mass of pathological processes.
The glue is packed in a metal tube, which is inconvenient to open. Due to the thick consistency, efforts have to be made to squeeze it out, after which the glue spontaneously flows out of the tube, even with the lid closed. This provokes bonding of the lid and the metal cone, which makes further use of the drug difficult.
With increased humidity or contact with water, the film quickly softens, and the glue takes its original shape. When applying a new layer, the adhesion density decreases.
In case of mechanical impact on the wound, the film leaves with the scab, which is quite painful. Therefore, if it is necessary to treat the wound, it is better to soften the film with water.
Purulent wounds under the film can become inflamed, so glue should be applied several times a day, each time changing the layer. Otherwise, the inflammatory process is aggravated, and complex therapy is used to heal the wound.
In the presence of individual intolerance, allergic reactions can develop, therefore, if necessary, the use of this drug should first consult with a specialist.