Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Drugs for Tomcat should not be arbitrary

The use of hydrocortisone ointment can not be indiscriminate. Although is predicted as a drug to treat an attack Tomcat, but the use of this ointment should be through a specialist license.

Directorate General of Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Department Maura Sitanggang Linda explains, hydrocortisone ointment is one type of generic drugs hard.

Therefore, the use of these ointments can not be freely purchased without a prescription. "It should first be examined by a doctor, can only be purchased with a prescription drug," said Linda when sudden inspection to community pharmacies in Jakarta, Tuesday (20/3).

Linda insists, is not authority to explain the phenomenon of virus Tomcat currently busy talking. However, Linda did not dismiss if hydrocortisone, a drug that can cure the attack is said to Tomcat, an ointment to inhibit the growth of parasites in the skin.

However, once again Linda stated that the drug can not be arbitrarily taken as a hard drug. "If there are signs of a red circle with the letter K in the middle of this is a sign of hard drugs and can not be taken carelessly," he explained.

Insects Tomcat is being busy talking. Of information circulating in the community, these outbreaks are caused by small animals like a scorpion. If exposed to the bite, the skin will be exposed to diseases such as herpes and festering red.

To overcome this problem of information that circulated widely in the community, the patient should immediately wash the red with clean water and given a one percent hydrocortisone ointment. But according to Linda, the patient should be immediately checked by a doctor.