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what is ichthammol used for

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ichthammol ointment : Ichthammol ointment has been used in humans to treat eczema & to kill bacteria. It is used to treat dry hooves in horses.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Otherwise known as: Ammonium bituminosulfonate, this works to help the skin heal, I will tell you as a dermatologist in US I have never written for it. There are many gre ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Icthammol: Might soothes skin.
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
AS DIRECTED: by the PRESCRIBER.........(check out package inserts as well) Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Eczema/ bacteria: Ichthammol ointment has been used in humans to treat eczema & to kill bacteria. It is used to treat dry hooves in horses.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
ICHTHAMMOL OINTMENT : Ichthammol ointment has been used in humans to treat eczema & to kill bacteria. It is used to treat dry hooves in horses.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't understand: I do not know what you are referring to by 'uncompromised pink tissue'. Possibly consider using simpler but more descriptive terms. Can re-ask
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Already answered: no i would not recommend it. see derm for prescriptions
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Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
19 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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