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Application of kaolin in medical field

Kaolin, as a natural mineral material, has been widely used in the medical field because of its unique physical and chemical properties. The application of kaolin in the medical field and its mechanism of action will be introduced in detail below.

Peptic ulcer treatment

Kaolin clay is widely used in the treatment of peptic ulcers due to its acid resistance and adhesive properties. By neutralizing gastric acid and adsorbing harmful substances on the surface of the gastric mucosa, kaolin can reduce the irritation of gastric acid on the gastric mucosa and promote the healing of ulcers. In addition, kaolin can also form a protective film to reduce the erosion of gastric mucosa by gastric acid and relieve symptoms such as stomach pain.

Skin protection and treatment

Kaolin clay has the characteristics of good hygroscopicity and strong breathability, so it is also widely used in the field of skin protection and treatment. On the one hand, kaolin clay can absorb excess moisture and oil on the skin surface, keeping the skin dry and clean, and has a certain auxiliary effect in the treatment of skin diseases such as skin itching and eczema. On the other hand, kaolin can also be used as a raw material for dressings and desiccants for wound treatment and burn treatment, which can promote wound healing and reduce the risk of infection.

Drug carriers and drug preparation

As a natural non-toxic and non-allergenic material, kaolin is also widely used in pharmaceutical preparation and carrier materials. By improving the stability and solubility of drugs, kaolin can improve the efficacy of drugs and reduce toxic and side effects. In addition, kaolin can also be used as a carrier material to prepare new pharmaceutical preparations such as sustained-release preparations and targeted preparations to improve the efficacy of drugs and patients’ medication experience.

Hemostatic materials

White stone resin with kaolin as the main component has the effects of astringing, astringent, and hemostatic, and can be used to treat various bleeding diseases. A kaolin hemostatic product developed by the American company Z-Medica can be widely used in battlefield first aid, field training and other occasions to provide quick and effective hemostatic treatment for the wounded. In addition, kaolin can also be used to prepare activated carbon for adsorption treatment of poisoning, diarrhea and other diseases.

Beauty products

Because kaolin clay effectively cleanses the skin and removes excess oil, it is also widely used in beauty products. Adding kaolin clay to cosmetics can improve the skin’s greasiness, shrink pores, and make the skin smoother and more delicate. In addition, kaolin clay can also be used to make facial masks, blackhead removal products, and other beauty and skincare products.

Bioceramics and biodegradable medical materials

After high-temperature treatment and activation, kaolin can be made into bioceramic materials, such as bioactive glass ceramics. These materials have good biocompatibility and osteoconductivity and can be used in artificial bone, dental implants, and other fields. In addition, kaolin can also be used as a raw material for biodegradable medical materials such as degradable sutures, drug carriers, etc., and has good application prospects.

In short, kaolin has wide application value in the medical field. Its natural, non-toxic, non-allergenic, and other characteristics make it widely used in the medical field. With the continuous development of science and technology, the application of kaolin in the medical field will become more extensive and in-depth, making greater contributions to human health.

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