Magnoplasm™ Paste 100g
Magnoplasm is is a drawing paste containing glycerol and magnesium sulfate. When applied to the skin it exerts a powerful osmotic action on living cells. It is a useful initial treatment for boils, carbuncles and whitlows.
The glycerol acts as a humectant which means it attracts water to itself and magnesium sulfate works via osmosis. The magnesium sulfate is dried so does not contain any water and when applied to the skin exhibits a strong osmotic effect and glycerol is hygroscopic, meaning it has a strong affinity for water and thus will draw out moisture from the inflamed area (as well as the atmosphere).
Directions for best results
Spread (about 5mm thick) on the inflamed area needing treatment and cover with a non-adhesive dressing. Change the dressing after 12-24 hours and repeat if necessary. Magnoplasm can be applied cold, straight from the jar or warmed to aid spreading.
If necessary to warm the product, first warm a glass jar/cup, then add the required amount of Magnoplasm directly into the container. The warmth of the container should help soften the Magnoplasm and make it easier to apply. Alternatively, warm gently in your hand or immerse the jar in warm water making sure the water level is a little below the cap (to prevent water entering the jar). Do not use a microwave to heat Magnoplasm as products tend to deteriorate at higher temperatures and scalding can occur.
Magnoplasm Paste may need to be reapplied and the process repeated if the problem persists.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your health care professional.
Magnoplasm Paste should not be applied on areas where new tissue is forming on a wound (newly granulated areas) to avoid overgranulation and excessive scarring.
Glycerol and magnesium sulfate
Please see the Magnoplasm website for a list of Australian stockists.