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Uses For Ichthammol
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.
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.
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.
No: Use a warm compress to your eyelid three to four times per day. See your ophthalmologist if this doesn't 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.
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
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.
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.
Wrong question: This goo is worthless. See a DR. Meanwhile begin hot soaks.
?: 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.
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