Compresses and mud treatments

Filtered mud treatments

The special feature utilized in this procedure is that the sterile natural mud is steeped in Harkány medicinal water. The filters filled with the natural mud are placed on one or more parts of the body, and to provide a lasting warming effect several layers of wraps are employed. During the course of the treatment the healing effects of the biologically active agents from the mud are absorbed through the skin have a more powerful effect. The duration of the treatment is 20 minutes.

Traditional mud treatments

The special feature of this procedure is that the sterile natural mud is steeped in Harkány medicinal water. The 4-5 cm thick Hévíz mud pack placed on the affected part of the body is covered in several layers of wraps to ensure a lasting warming effect. The healing effects of the biologically active agents that are absorbed through the skin can also have greater effect. The treatment lasts 20 minutes. For chronic gynecological inflammation we perform a special abdominal mud pack treatment.

Dithranol

Dithranol has a slower onset of action in controlling psoriasis, typically several weeks, compared to glucocorticoid steroids, but is without the potential for rebound reaction on withdrawal. It temporarily stains the skin a yellowy-brown and permanently stains clothing fabrics and other materials such as ceramic sinks. It may cause a local burning sensation and irritation; this may be minimised by careful attention to the details of treatment and only gradually stepping up through the strengths of dithranol formulations.

Medicine Compresses

The medicines are introduced into the body through the skin. The treatments can be performed in our institute’s departments, even in the rooms:

  • Sulfur compress – Theraputic compress whose duration is a maximum of 30 minutes.
  • Paraffin compress – Compress with hot paraffin, maximum duration of 30 minutes
  • Ritex compress – Circulation enhancing, pain reducing, muscle relaxant treatment, maximum duration of 30 minutes.
  • Antiphlogistic compress – Medicinal compress to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain, which remains on the treated body part for 12-36 hours.