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can i use ichthammol ointment on pustules that haven't came to surface yet. i have clear skin, but here and their a pustle may appear?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
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 TO FIND OUT WHY YOU ARE GETTING THEM. GOOD LUCK.

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