Convatec Aloe Vesta Antifungal Ointment - Does It Work?-Review
What is Convatec Aloe Vesta Antifungal Ointment?
Aloe Vesta Antifungal Ointment is a broad spectrum antifungal product that can be applied to an area which is infected by a dermatophyte fungus. Dermatophytes are a class of fungi which live off of the nutrients available in the layers of the skin. They infect both humans and animals, and because they live in the skin they are easily transmitted through direct touch or by touching an object which is contaminated with their cells or spores. When they infect the skin on the body, they form a red inflamed rash that often looks like a curled up worm. That condition is therefore named ringworm. In this review we assess the ability of Convatec Aloe Vesta Antifungal Ointment to treat a ringworm infection based on its ingredients. We also examine the cost of this product to determine if it has a good value for money.
Ingredients & How It Works
- Miconazole nitrate (2%)
- Aloe extract
Miconazole nitrate is one of many compounds which have been designed to disrupt the production of an important enzyme for the fungus called ergosterol. This enzyme maintains the normal consistency of the fungus cell membrane. Without it, the membrane loses its consistency and starts to leak the insides of the fungal cell and the cell may eventually rupture. This combined effect on all of the fungal cells present in the infection eventually eradicates the source of the ringworm.
Aloe extract is also quite an important component because it contains many nutrients, enzymes and substances which promote skin healing. Aloe is used in many gels and creams for the skin because it has been shown scientifically to provide a great improvement to the skin healing process. This ingredient is also important to reduce the inflammation, swelling and redness which the infection produces.
Very importantly, these ingredients are only for external use and ingestion should be avoided. The ingredients of this product are not safe for application on or near the eyes.
Aloe Vesta Antifungal Ointment should be applied after washing and drying the area thoroughly twice a day. We recommend applying it in the morning and at night.
This ointment does contain a slightly higher dose of miconazole than some similar products, so great attention must be paid if any adverse effects such as an allergic reaction occur.
One tube containing 5 oz of this ointment is available for purchase on the internet for $13.94. This price excludes shipping and possible taxes.
This is an unscheduled pharmaceutical product so it does not have a guarantee. It is therefore unlikely that if a customer does not achieve the results they wanted, they will unfortunately not receive any money back.
Our Review Summary Of Convatec Aloe Vesta Antifungal Ointment
The ingredients present in Aloe Vesta Antifungal Ointment are quite well researched and appear to be present in sufficient quantities. The price of one tube is relatively reasonable but no guarantee is offered so there is a chance that customers may waste their money on a product that might not work.
A worse outcome could be that there are adverse side effects with the use of this product because it contains a highly concentrated synthetic compound.