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Does ichthammol ointment work?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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