A lap pencil, very often called “lapis” in everyday life, is a convenient form for use, the main active ingredient of which is silver nitrate with the addition of potassium nitrate.
This compound has strong coagulating properties — in other words, it causes the proteins that make up all the tissues of the body to "curl up", as a result of which they lose their properties. The body regards this as a chemical burn of tissues (therefore silver caution is often also attributed to cauterizing properties) and rejects them, thereby destroying papillomas or warts.
In addition, a lyapischnaya pencil can reduce the risk of inflammatory processes, and the silver ions released from it have a strong antibacterial effect and virtually eliminate the risk of infection.
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Pharmacy sales terms
It is released without a prescription.
How much does lap pens cost? The average price in pharmacies is 170 rubles.
Lapis - what is it?
Lapis, or silver nitrate, is externally a translucent crystal that lacks any color. The release of its pharmaceutical industry in the form of a pencil, no odor. Since it is oxidized in air and dissolved in water, it must be stored in a dry place in a dark container to avoid bright light. Lapis first got a very long time during the interaction of the metal and nitric acid. After it began to be used in medicine. In addition, this drug can affect the skin so that a serious burn will appear if it contacts with it for a long time. The causticizing effect of lapis is used to suppress the vital activity of microbes that are involved in the inflammatory process. In addition, he stops the blood. In low concentrations, this agent acts as an anti-inflammatory and astringent. This is confirmed by a clump of wart reviews.
Once lapis rather widely used in medicine. Due to its composition and characteristics, it was also used for ingestion and treatment of mucous membranes. For example, lapis was used by patients suffering from gastric ulcer diseases, and newborn babies were rubbed with eyes and buried as a prophylactic agent for conjunctivitis. At present, silver nitrate is not used so widely due to the fact that other solutions have been found that are more efficient. But the external use of a weak solution of lapis in a concentration of from 0.05 to 0.5% is still prescribed for inflammation of the mucous membranes, a four- or five-percent solution for ulcers, weeping eczema and burns, and from three to ten percent for treatment of warts and ulcerations. According to reviews, wart removal with a lapse pencil is quite effective.
Release form and composition
In fact, it is not difficult to guess that the lapis pencil from papillomas, the price of which is very affordable, looks like a pencil or felt-tip pen. Its core has a white and gray tint, without having a specific smell. At the same time it has a conical shape and is placed in a package having the shape of a cylinder. For maximum ease of use, the pencil is equipped with a sliding mechanism. Each such product is placed in a cardboard box with instructions for use.
Note that the active substances contained in the pencil are very easily oxidizable, so it is very important to keep the pencil in the package. In this case, the shelf life of this product is thirty-six months from the date of manufacture. However, if you store it in the wrong conditions, this period will be significantly reduced. The ideal temperature for storage is 5-15 degrees Celsius.
The active substance of the Lyapisky pencil is silver nitrate, which has a cauterizing, necrotizing tissue and a bactericidal effect. The mechanism of action of the drug is the ability of silver to suppress the vital activity of microorganisms, which prevents the development of inflammatory processes in damaged tissues.
The therapeutic effect of warts is due to a pronounced cauterizing effect, which, if used frequently, can lead to the formation of black spots and severe burns.
Indications for use
Manufacturers indicate the following indications for the use of a lap-up pencil:
- Erosion. Damage to the upper layer of the skin caused by inflammatory processes.
- Cracks in the skin. Defect that is associated with loss of skin elasticity.
- Warts and papillomas. Neoplasms of the skin, often benign and of viral origin. Have the appearance of a nodule or papilla.
- Small bleeding wounds.
- Ulcers of the skin. Places on the human body, on which, after the death of the upper layers of the epidermis, the tissue is not restored.
Lap-crayon according to the instructions is contraindicated in case of existing hypersensitivity to preparations containing silver.
It is not recommended to use a lap pencil from warts on the skin of the face due to the high risk of burns and scars, as well as on large areas of skin.
Instructions for use
Before using the lapfolk, you must visit a doctor who will confirm that your neoplasm is not of a malignant nature. Use consists in external lubrication of the skin. Be sure to carefully read the instructions for use. It is necessary to remove the protective cap from the preparation, lower the product into cold water, apply it with dotted movements to the damaged skin.
The duration of treatment depends on the type of skin diseases. To cure warts and papillomas, several ointments are applied during the day. Treatment for plantar growths takes a longer time. The skin of the feet is rougher than on the rest of the body. It is recommended to steam out the skin of the foot, and then remove the cornified layer of the epidermis. These procedures will help make therapeutic manipulations more effective.
Laplops on reviews can lead to the development of minor allergic reactions, most often manifested as a skin rash.
In the case of the use of the drug in a dosage exceeding the therapeutic rate, burns and scars on the skin may appear.
Using a lap pencil requires careful handling. Otherwise, scars and burns may remain on the skin after the procedure. Clinical studies have shown that the tool has low efficiency in the removal of warts. Only 43% of patients noted complete elimination of warts; in 26% of patients, the warts did not disappear, only decreased in size.
Due to the fact that some warts may be similar to poor-quality neoplasms, you should consult with your doctor before using the Lapel Pencil.
It is not recommended to use concomitant medications containing organic compounds in parallel, as this may lead to decomposition of the constituents of the medication with precipitation.
We picked up some reviews of people who used Papillary pencil and warts:
- Laura. I tried to remove warts on my foot with a capella pencil in a child. Alas, blackened treated leather, blackened floors and linens, and warts hello. After three or four weeks, the ordeals bought verrukatsid and one treatment was enough. The warts first turned white, then turned black, and after two weeks they fell out successfully.
- Lydia Many people say that this pencil since the days of the Soviet Union))) probably was the same for me and not a damn thing helps! and I just stink) it's convenient to carry one +, it takes up little space. As a result, I found an alternative - Oxalic ointment 3%. Excellent remedy, removed three plantar warts and papilloma on the neck. Plans for another wart and all! I will walk the beauty!
- Irina. What just did not have to use to remove warts on the hand. I had two. They did not hurt and did not bring discomfort. They were only a cosmetic defect. But since the hands, this is the part of the body that is constantly visible, could not leave everything as it is. After several attempts at removing growths with celandine juice, I decided to use the Lapel Pencil. Processed warts twice a day for three weeks. The result was satisfied, the growths have disappeared.
The closest analogue of the Lyapisny pencil is the Cyracum solution. The composition of this drug consists of ions of silver, copper and hydrogen, as well as citric acid. The solution is much cheaper than the original and its price is 45-48 rubles.
Before using analogues consult your doctor.
Storage conditions and shelf life
The drug is stored at a temperature of 8 to 15 grams in a dark place, distant from small children. The drug is allowed to use within 3 years from the date of its release.