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What is the use of ichthammol ointment?

What is the use of ichthammol ointment?

ICHTHAMMOL OINTMENT: Ichthammol ointment has been used in humans to treat eczema & to kill bacteria. It is used to treat dry hooves in horses. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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CaN I use Ichthammol on my hemorrhoids?

CaN I use Ichthammol on my hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids.: Hemorrhoids are blood vessels at the anus which have become enlarged or inflamed. There are no studies showing any usage of ichthammol for the treatment of hemorrhoids. There is not a lot of reason to suspect it would work, and there is no way to predict whether there would be any side effects. I would see your doctor for the hemorrhoids. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will I still have to lance my boil if I use Ichthammol?

Will I still have to lance my boil if I use Ichthammol?

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 loculations. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use vaseline with ichthammol for the bumps under both my armpits?

Is it safe to use vaseline with ichthammol for the bumps under both my armpits?

Yes, qualified: It would be safe but vaseline could clog pores contributing to bumps. Ichthammol is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory and might work better without vaseline. ...Read more

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I have a chalazia on my upper eye lid could I use ichthammol ointment to make it go away?

I have a chalazia on my upper eye lid could I use ichthammol ointment to make it go away?

No: Use a warm compress to your eyelid three to four times per day. See your ophthalmologist if this doesn't work. ...Read more

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How does ichthammol work?

How does ichthammol work?

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 great products out there without the risks ...Read more

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Does ichthammol ointment work?

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 be used to treat skin aliments. It is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It helps treat and clear up many minor wounds on humans and animals. ...Read more

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How do I apply ichthammol ointment?

How do I apply ichthammol ointment?

AS DIRECTED: By the PRESCRIBER......... (check out package inserts as well)

Hope this is helpful



Dr Z ...Read more

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What's ichthammol ointment used for?

What's ichthammol ointment used for?

Ichthammol ointment: Ichthammol ointment has been used in humans to treat eczema & to kill bacteria. It is used to treat dry hooves in horses. ...Read more

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What does ichthammol ointment treat?

What does ichthammol ointment treat?

Eczema/ bacteria: Ichthammol ointment has been used in humans to treat eczema & to kill bacteria. It is used to treat dry hooves in horses. ...Read more

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Uncompromised pink tissue. Is ichthammol effective for this?

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 ...Read more

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Will ichthammol help with shingles?

Will ichthammol help with shingles?

No: Treatment for shingles (Herpes zoster)inhibits DNA polymerase of the virus. Acyclovir 5 times a day or Valacyclovir 3 times a day is the recommended medication. ...Read more

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Do ichthammol oiament helps boils bust?

Do ichthammol oiament helps boils bust?

Possibly!: Ichthammol (also known as ammonium bituminosulfonate) is not used much anymore, but is an interesting old remedy. Sometimes referred to as a "drawing salve", it can soften the skin over a boil to help it come to a head. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which makes it very neat! But: if you have a boil, it is important to get it incised and drained asap by your doctor. ...Read more

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Will ichthammol cause an abscess to drain on its own?

ICHTHAMMOL ABSCESS: AS FAR AS I KNOW, ICHTHAMMOL IS NOW CONSIDERED TO BE A DANGEROUS MEDICATION.
CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR TO MAKE SURE.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Does ichthammol draw out salve work on a diabetic abcsess?

Does ichthammol draw out salve work on a diabetic abcsess?

NOthing: Do not do anything to your abscess except see your doctor immediately, and then follow their instructions exactly to avoid losing a limb! ...Read more

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If I have a spider bite on my neck, will ichthammol ointment help cure it?

If I have a spider bite on my neck, will ichthammol ointment help cure it?

?: Ichthammol (aluminum bituminosulphate) ointment is said ton have antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties and is commonly used for skin conditions like boils or carbuncles, acne, eczema. It is commonly used as a "drawing salve." it does not actually draw out objects but it will soften the skin allowing for a boil, pimple etc. To come to a head quicker, thus may help with a bite. ...Read more

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Someone told that ichthammol glycerin is useful for eradicating any kind of inflammatory problem of the female reproductive system. Is that true?

Someone told that ichthammol glycerin is useful for eradicating any kind of inflammatory problem of the female reproductive system. Is that true?

Ichthammol Uses: The following are normal uses for ichthammol:
treating insect bites and stings from mosquitoes, spiders and bees,
treatment of boils,
removing splinters and slivers,
treating plant irritations, such as nettles or poison ivy,
treating minor skin infections such as an ingrown toenails,
treating minor skin irritation in pets. ...Read more

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I have really bad cystic acne trying a lot of products and also changing my diet a friend told me to try ichthammol ointment for cystic acne should i?

I have really bad cystic acne trying a lot of products and also changing my diet a friend told me to try ichthammol ointment for cystic acne should i?

ACCUTANE?: For severe acne, Accutane is usually the treatment of choice but should be administered and monitored by a physician. Occasion al cysts will benefit from drainage. ...Read more

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I have two pea sized lumps in my outer labia. They hurt if I put pressure on them and one has a head on it. Have been putting ichthammol. What is this?

I have two pea sized lumps in my outer labia. They hurt if I put pressure on them and one has a head on it. Have been putting ichthammol. What is this?

Hair follicles: This may be folliculitis, or infected hair follicles. It is more common now as more women shave regularly. Warm compresses and gentle massage like you describe may be ok. If not, have your GYN take a look. ...Read more

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I have a glass sliver in my foot. Is it safe to soak my foot in Epsom salt? Does Ichthammol actually work to draw the sliver out? Never used before.

I have a glass sliver in my foot. Is it safe to soak my foot in Epsom salt? Does Ichthammol actually work to draw the sliver out? Never used before.

See a doctor: Iccthymol is good for drawing the stuff out of boils. It works mostly on liquid things. Glass has a way of moving around. You do not want to wait with this. It could go deeper into your foot. ...Read more

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Hello, I have fibroadenoma on my breast. Nowdays my doctor said that put ichthammol on your breast. Can it be side-effect, if I put this cream?

Hello, I have fibroadenoma on my breast. Nowdays my doctor said that put ichthammol on your breast. Can it be side-effect, if I put this cream?

Does not add up!: How does your doctor know it is fibroadenoma without removing the tissue and having a pathologist examine it. Even if it is a fibroadenoma, applying something to the skin of the breast is not going to cure it. You may wish to consult a different doctor. ...Read more

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On my long toe, I have a consistent lump that looks infected. I've used ithammol ointment which opens and drains it but it just reoccurs.?

On my long toe, I have a consistent lump that looks infected. I've used ithammol ointment which opens and drains it but it just reoccurs.?

Could be a cyst: It may be a myxoid or a mucoid cyst. These often pop up around the tops of the toe joints nearest the toenail. They are filled with a thich clear gel. In your case, they may have become infected, or had bleeding into them internally. They can be popped, but often recurr. I usually numb the toe, make an incision and "rough-up" the bones making up the joint and it scars in and goes away. ...Read more

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What is epaderm use for?

Epaderm: This consists of emulsifying wax, yellow soft paraffin, liquid paraffin - it is applied to dry skin and it acts as a barrier preventing loss of water. Hence the skin stays moist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use meladerm?

Most likely safe: Meladerm is an over the counter skin lightening agent. It contains no prescription medications. It does have some acids used for chemical peels so be careful not to overuse it. Chemical peels can be very useful for treating many skin conditions. The real question is it effective enought to justify the cost. ...Read more

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Is it charity to use chip?

Is it charity to use chip?

CHIP: The children’s health insurance program (chip) provides health coverage for children whose families can’t afford private health insurance but who make too much money to be eligible for medicaid. I guess the answer to your question depends on your definition of charity. ...Read more