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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