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how to use ichthammol ointment for boils

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Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
20 years experience Dermatology
Possibly! : Ichthammol (also known as ammonium bituminosulfonate) is not used much anymore, but is an interesting old remedy. Sometimes referred to as a "drawing ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Boil - abscess: Don't recommend "bathroom surgery". If you have an abscess it would be better to have a medical provider to incise it and to break up possible loculat ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Wrong question: This goo is worthless. See a DR. Meanwhile begin hot soaks.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Should be safe: Should be soothing plus draw out any pus from infected or ingrown hair.. Good luck.
A male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
ICHTHAMMOL: DOCTORS ARE TRYING TO WEAN PEOPLE OFF ICHTHAMMOL. TOO MANY SIDE EFFECTS. FOR THE PUSTULES THAT DEVELOP, I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU SEE A DERMATOLOGIST ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See a dermatologist : For better evaluation, other important factors need to be assessed: your general state of health, your nutrition, whether you are diabetic, any immune ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
ICHTHAMMOL FOR BOILS: Many years ago,before antibiotics,this was the only topical medication for boils that was available. Rarely used now.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
24 hours: According to the literature I have found it takes about 24 hours to bring it to a head. however, I am much more comfortable using antibiotics and dra ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Head Lesion: Without knowing exactly what this lesion is, and considering it has been there for two months, it's really time that you seek the help of a physician ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Ichthammol: Ichthammol ointment is also known as black drawing salve. It is made of sulfur-rich shale and mixed with either a beeswax or paraffin base so it can b ... Read More
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