In the treatment of oropharyngeal diseases, local remedies are often used, which include the spray Jox. This drug, which is also on sale under the name of JOX-TEVA, is very popular with inflammatory diseases of the oral cavity and tonsillitis, but can it be used in children?
JOX is available in the form of a spray intended for topical use. The drug is a slightly opalescent or clear solution with a reddish-brown color, a taste of iodine and a fragrance of menthol. One package holds a bottle with 30 ml of this liquid, instructions for use and an applicator( it can be placed in a bag of polyethylene).
Another dosage form of the preparation Yoks is a solution of , which is produced in bottles of 50 and 100 ml each. Before use, it is diluted with water, followed by rinsing.
In the preparations of JOX, two components are active:
- Povidone-iodine. The content of such a substance in a 30 ml spray is 2.55 grams.
- Allantoin. This ingredient is represented by a dosage of 0.03 g per 30 ml of the drug.
Additionally in the composition of Joks there is levomenthol, purified water, 96% ethyl alcohol( in a dose of 6 grams per 30 ml), sodium citrate dihydrate, propylene glycol and citric acid monohydrate.
Principle of action
Yox is classified as antiseptic because its use helps in the fight against viruses, microbes, protozoa and fungi. When the agent contacts the mucosa or skin, iodine is released from it, which destroys the harmful pathogens. Thanks to allantoin, the drug also has anti-inflammatory effect and accelerates the recovery processes in the mucosa.
To the use of the spray Jox resorted to diseases of the ENT organs and the oral cavity:
The preparation is also in demand for the treatment of the oropharynx during operations and after surgical treatment. In children, the drug is often used in streptococcal angina, as an addition to antibiotic therapy.
At what age are you allowed to take?
Treatment with Jox in the form of a spray is prohibited until 8 years of age. You can use Yox solution from 6 years. Earlier application of the drug is not recommended because of the presence of alcohol in the composition, the need to follow the instructions during the spray( to hold the breath), as well as the irritating effect of iodine on the mucosa.
Yoks can not be used in the treatment of patients who have intolerance to iodine or any other spray ingredient. Also not prescribed medicine:
- For hyperthyroidism.
- With dermatitis Dühring.
- With heart failure. Occasionally, Yoks becomes the cause of an allergic reaction.
Side effects of
.It manifests as redness, itching and other symptoms, so it forces you to cancel the drug. With prolonged treatment with a spray, it is possible to develop iodine. Signs of this state are the taste of metal in the mouth, increased salivation, swelling, and others.
We offer to your attention a cycle from the program "Children's Doctor" where the children's otolaryngologist and pediatrician will tell us what to do with the sick throat in the child.
Instructions for use and dosage
For an even distribution of the drug in the oral cavity applicator and mechanical sprayer are used. Before first use, make sure that the applicator is not damaged, and rinse with hot water. After removing the lid from the nebulizer, it is necessary to install the applicator from above on the vial of the medicine, then make several sprays. Thanks to such actions, the drug will then fall into the oral cavity at the desired dose.
To spray the medicine, it is necessary to insert the tube of the applicator into the oral cavity for 2-3 centimeters, and then tell the child to hold his breath( not to breathe in Yoox) and press the applicator twice. In this case, the first spraying should be directed to the right, and the second - to the left. The frequency of irrigation is 2 to 4 times a day, but if necessary, the treatment can be carried out every four hours. After spraying, the applicator should be rinsed with water.
There is no evidence of a negative reaction to an increased dose of Yox spray.
Interaction with other
preparations Do not simultaneously treat the pharynx or mouth with a spray of Jox and other antiseptics, especially if they contain hydrogen peroxide. In addition, treatment with Yoksom should not be administered during treatment with radioactive iodine.
Terms of sale
Acquisition of a spray of Yoks in a pharmacy does not require a prescription from a pediatrician or an ENT doctor. On average, one bottle costs 230-250 rubles.
Storage conditions and shelf life
Store the spray or Yoks solution at home in a place where the product will not reach a small child. The optimum temperature conditions for such a drug are considered to be from + 10 ° C to + 25 ° C.Shelf life is 4 years, and solution - 5 years.
In most of the reviews of mums about the use of the spray, Yoks mentions the high effectiveness of the remedy, but at the same time, many parents note a strong irritant effect( called the drug "yadrenym").According to them, after spraying, one has to endure an unpleasant aftertaste of iodine and a slight burning sensation, but as a result, the pain decreases and the condition improves after 2-3 days.
You can replace the Yox spray with other medications used for local treatment of the oropharynx. To such medicines carry:
- Solution or spray Lugol. The main component of this drug is also iodine. Treatment with Lugol is allowed from 5 years.
- Aerosol Hexaspree. This antiseptic is prescribed from the age of six.
- Spray Akvalor throat. This medication is used for inflammation and pain in the throat from 6 months of age.
- Cameton Spray. This combination drug is used from 5 years.
- Spray Oralcept. This anti-inflammatory drug is prescribed for children older than 3 years.
- Drops Tonzillon N. This herbal preparation is acceptable for use in children older than a year.
- Mortar or Aerosol Geksoral. Such a local antiseptic is prescribed from the age of three.
- Spray or solution Stopangin. This medicine is prescribed from 8 years.
And in conclusion, a useful issue of Doctor Komarovsky about a sore throat in children and laryngitis in particular. Let your kids grow up healthy!