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Ichthammol ointment - ointment 10% boils, ance, eczema

Ichthammol ointment has a number of uses as a natural cure for a variety of minor skin injuries and conditions. For many, ichthammol ointment is a staple in their arsenal of natural remedies.


 

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Ichthammol ointment

- ointment 10% boils, ance, eczema 

 

Ichthammol ointment has a number of uses as a natural cure for a variety of minor skin injuries and conditions. For many, ichthammol ointment is a staple in their arsenal of natural remedies.

 What Is Ichthammol Ointment?

Also known as black drawing salve, ichthammol ointment is made from sulfuric shale mixed with a carrier such as petrolatum and lanolin.

 The ointment itself is black, which is why it is referred to as black drawing salve. It has a pungent, sulfuric odor that comes from the shale. A recent paper published by the European Medicines Agency reports that it is safe to use on animals intended for food consumption. Drugs online medical information resource reports no known side effects, although infrequently, people report skin irritation as a side effect of using ichthammol salve

Common Uses for Ichthammol Ointment

Proponents of this herbal remedy believe that ichthammol ointment "draws out" infections of the skin. According to Prescription Drug Info, ichthammol provides antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal action. There are a variety of suggested uses for this remedy:

 

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

 

Cautions and Side Effects

Keep the following cautions in mind as you use this ointment:

 

Ichthammol ointment is for topical use only. Do not take it internally.

It is always best to check with your health care provider before self-prescribing any home remedy.

Do not use ichthammol ointment if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients.

Use may result in incomplete removal of infection or foreign bodies.

There is the potential for scarring and/or burning of the skin with use of black drawing salve.

Avoid contact of ichthammol salve with mucous membranes, such as the eyes.

Ever Popular Remedy

Black drawing salve, or ichthammol ointment, is a widely used and popular remedy for a number of conditions. When used properly to treat minor skin infections and irritations, it may become one of your favorite remedies in your natural health care kit.

 

 

 

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