INSECT TIME? SOVENTOL TIME - Versatile also for insect bites or stings


Not all insects are the same, and the times at which we encounter one or the other or the reasons why we are "attacked" by them sometimes differ greatly. Mosquitoes, sandflies and ticks bite to suck blood. Black flies or grass mites, on the other hand, bite to get at the blood. However, the skin reactions are similar: redness, swelling and sometimes very intense itching. Wasps and bees, on the other hand, use the sting primarily for defence. The stinging hairs of the oak processionary moth also contain the nettle toxin thaumetopoein, which is a defence mechanism against predators. It causes allergic (skin) reactions on contact.

Insect bites - What to do?

Often you can reduce the risk of a sting, bite or contact in advance with simple measures. Small beneficial insects such as bees or wasps, for example, should not feel threatened. For "bloodsuckers", long clothing is a practical tip, but repellents can also be used to ward off mosquitoes or ticks. If you want to avoid unpleasant-smelling chemical preparations, Soventol® PROTECT is an alternative based on a natural ingredient from the oil of the lemon eucalyptus tree. If an insect bite has occurred, Soventol® gel with the antihistamine bamipine can interrupt the inflammatory cascade induced by the neurotransmitter histamine and thus counteract redness, swelling and above all itching.

Soventol® Cremogel: When things have to happen fast

Every now and then, insect bites or stings can also become inflamed. Or allergic skin reactions may occur, as in the case of contact with the stinging hairs of the caterpillar processionary moth. Symptoms such as redness, swelling or itching are then often particularly pronounced. This is where a topical glucocorticoid with its anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effect is needed. In self-medication, for example, Soventol® Hydrocortisone Acetate 0.5% Cremogel with its innovative galenics is available. The interaction of the hydrophilic Cremogel base and the hydrophobic active ingredient hydrocortisone acetate enables a particularly rapid flood of active ingredients. In addition, the quasi-emulsion with its incorporated water droplets offers a unique cooling effect when applied, which supports immediate itch relief.

Wide range of information and education

Those who would like to learn more about the topic of insects can get an overview with the small insect calendar from Soventol®. The Soventol® website also provides a lot of additional information on the products. The specialist group (password: soventol) offers training courses, publications and small image videos for download.

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Mandatory texts

Soventol® Gel 20 mg/g gel. Active substance: Bamipin[(RS)-lactate]. Composition: 1 g gel contains 20 mg Bamipin[(RS)-lactate]. Other ingredients: Purified water, hypromellose, poly(oxyethylene)-6-glycerol (mono, di)-alkanoate (C8-C10), propylene glycol. Indications: For the relief of mild to moderate reactions to insect bites (e.g. mosquito bites) with itching. Contraindications: Allergy to bamipine lactate or any of the other ingredients; during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Side effects: Very rare: Hypersensitivity reactions; slight burning sensation after application, which usually subsides after a few minutes and is masked by the cooling and antipruritic effect of the gel; restlessness and confusion as well as pupil dilation in children, in adults mainly fatigue. Experience has shown that the side effects disappear completely after discontinuation of the treatment. In the case of large-area application of Soventol® Gel, especially on inflammatory areas, a general effect may occur as a result of the absorption of larger amounts of bamipine through the skin. MEDICE Arzneimittel, Iserlohn; 02/2022

Soventol® hydrocortisone acetate 0,5 % 5 mg/g cream. Composition: 1 g cream contains 5 mg hydrocortisone acetate (Ph. Eur.). Other ingredients: Purified water, propan-2-ol, decyloleate, macrogol 400, isopropyl myristate (Ph. Eur.), viscous paraffin, carbopol 1382 carbomer, perfume oil, ammonia, sodium edetate (Ph. Eur.). Indications: For the treatment of moderately pronounced reddened, inflammatory or allergic skin conditions in which weakly acting, low-concentration corticosteroids are indicated. Contraindications: In case of allergy to hydrocortisone acetate (Ph. Eur.) or any of the other ingredients; without medical prescription in children under 6 years of age; in case of certain skin conditions (syphilis, skin tuberculosis); in case of viral infections such as. chickenpox, herpes or shingles; in skin reactions after vaccinations; in acne vulgaris or acne after cortisone treatment (steroid acne); in skin inflammations near the mouth (perioral dermatitis); in inflammatory redness of the face (rosacea); in the area of the eyes; on open wounds. Side effects: A slight burning sensation may often occur immediately after application, which usually disappears quickly. Soventol® hydrocortisone acetate 0.5 % is generally well tolerated by the skin. In very rare cases, allergic skin reactions (hypersensitivity symptoms) may occur in particularly sensitive patients. Not known: Blurred vision. Warnings: Do not use in children under 6 years of age without a doctor's prescription. MEDICE Arzneimittel, Iserlohn; 10/2021

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Published 04.07.2022 on