Occlusive Dressing Technique
Occlusive dressings may be used for the management of psoriasis or other recalcitrant rub a small amount of cream into the lesion until it disappears. Reapply the preparation leaving a thin coating on the lesion, cover with pliable nonporous film, and seal the edges. If needed, additional moisture may be provided by covering the lesion with a dampened clean cotton cloth before the nonporous film is applied or by briefly wetting the affected area with water immediately prior to applying the medication. The frequency of changing dressings is best determined on an individual basis. It may be convenient to apply Triamcinolone acetonide cream under an occlusive dressing in the evening and to remove the dressing in the morning (., 12-hour occlusion). When utilizing the12-hour occlusion regimen, additional cream should be applied, without occlusion, during the day. Reapplication is essential at each dressing change. If an infection develops, the use of occlusive dressings should be discontinued and appropriate antimicrobial therapy instituted.
The exact dosing instructions for nitric oxide supplement is not known. However, most supplements contain an average dose of grams of L-arginine and L-citrulline. We suggest you follow a process known as tolerance mapping to understand just how much nitric acid is required for your body. The process is simple. All you have to do is start with a small dose in Week 1. During the first week, make sure you note down the benefits and side effects that you are feeling. Once your body has adjusted to the lowest dose possible, you can then increase the dosing until you start feeling beneficial effects. Gradually, your body starts adjusting to the supplement and you will hit your optimal dose. However, the temporary recommendations for the supplement that you can take 2000mg-6000mg per day for optimum effects. Please note that overdosing is possible as dose variations can happen due to physiological differences. In case you notice diarrhea, vomiting, weakness, and nausea, stop the supplement immediately and consult your personal physician. Please note that liquids are absorbed much faster than solids and dosages for liquids will be lower than that of solid preparations.
Odontopaste is a zinc oxide-based root canal paste with 5% clindamycin hydrochloride and 1% triamcinolone acetonide. It was designed and developed in Australia. It offers the benefits of a zinc oxide paste with a bacteriostatic antibiotic preservative. Together they act to temporarily obturate a root canal and prevent bacterial repopulation both within the root canal and the paste itself. In addition, a steroid is present to temporarily reduce inflammation. The steroid, triamcinolone acetonide, is useful for the transient reduction of postoperative pain.
Odontopaste is not designed to eliminate all the bacteria within a root canal. If the elimination of bacteria is the aim then ADM’s Odontocide is the medicament of choice.
When using Odontopaste it is therefore important to continue using the standard protocols for root canal preparation whereby EDTA and sodium hypochlorite rinses are performed.
The mixing of additional calcium hydroxide in a 50:50 combination with Odontopaste is not recommended as the steroid component is destroyed immediately by the increased alkalinity and it offers only minimal benefits over the use of calcium hydroxide alone. Odontopaste contains calcium hydroxide but only at a % level which has been proven to be optimal for the preservation of the steroid component.
Odontopaste does not stain teeth, hence, no bleaching is required following the use of Odontopaste.
Odontopaste is available in an 8 gram tube.