Ammonium bituminosulfonate (ichthyol or ichthammol, CAS#8029-68-3 brand names: Albichthyol) is a product of natural origin obtained in the first step by dry distillation of sulfur-rich oil shale. It is used in medicine as a remedy for treating some forms of skin diseases, such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. It is commonly used in an ointment in 10% or 20% concentrate as a “drawing salve”, but does not actually draw out foreign objects. It does however soften skin over the boil, allowing boil to come to a head sooner. It also decreases microorganisms in area of the boil.


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  1. link Deva
    abcess in frog of horses foot
    My horse had a black "sludge" weep out of the base of her frog the other day when shoeing her. We treated it with betadine and now cannot fi - 65% more...
    Deva- over a year ago - in Ichthammol
  2. link Tpharmd
    Avonex interaction
    Has anyone seen any drug interactions with ichthammol and Avonex for MS?
    Tpharmd- over a year ago - in Ichthammol
  3. link Sweeetloretta
    Ichthammol - side effect
    What are the side effects of Ichthammol and does the person using it feel anything as ointment is working on the wound?
    Sweeetloretta- over a year ago - in Ichthammol
  4. link Kolkata
    Pilonidal cyst
    Is Ichthammol effective for a pilonidal cyst and is there any harm in applying it and trying it out if there is some slight drainage from the cyst?
    Kolkata- over a year ago - in Ichthammol
  5. link Madhu16
    give structure
    pls give a brief information about the structure of ichthammol drug in websites ,it will b useful .pls give information as early as possible
    Madhu16- over a year ago - in Ichthammol
  6. link Tunafish2
    weeping abscess
    I've always had skin problems, ie., severe acne, boils,and carbuncles. Though the issues have mostly subsided with age (I'm a 62 year-old male) recent - 80% more...
    Tunafish2- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Ichthammol
  7. link Lianaleira
    Staph infection
    Will this help if you have staph infection
    Lianaleira- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Ichthammol
  8. link Gayleidane
    derived from?
    What is Ichthammol derived from or what are the ingredients?
    Gayleidane- over a year ago - in Ichthammol
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