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old remedy for skin rashes

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Genie Says:
Can you be more specific about how to find you? I can't find it on the map.

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Bethany Says:
Hello Susieboots!
I am the great granddaughter of the inventor and owner of Plexolan. I read your post, and first of all would like to thank you for looking for and inquiring about Plexolan. My whole family and I were all raised on Plexolan to cure any and all of our skin ailments. We are in the process of getting Plexolan back in production and on the market and hopefully to you in the very near future. Again, thank you for your post and please stay tuned!!

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Bethany Says:
Hello Flowergirl!
I am the great-granddaughter of the inventor and owner of Plexolan. I read your post and it excites me that you used Plexolan as well as your mother and are looking for it. We are in the midst of getting Plexolan up and running again and get it back on the market! My entire family and I were raised on Plexolan as well and it absolutely took care of any skin ailment that we had. I am so happy that you were inquiring about it and again, hope to have it out and hopefully to you as well, in the very near future!

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Susieboots Says:
I am looking for PLEXOLAN ointment not Poslam. It's a mixture of lanolin and zinc oxide and Boy does it work for skin irritation! It was last sold by Alvin Last Inc. but they stopped in 1997, I believe. I think Smith & Nephew Roylan had a comperable product, but they too have stopped selling it. I have used it for years as have my children and we are running out of our stockpile. The diaper rash products on the market are NOT the same -- trust me we have tried them all! If anyone knows where we can get some, We'll love you forever!!!!

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Audreen Says:
Anything with Coal Tar, Tar Distillate or even Selenium Sulfide will do the trick, just look at the ingredients on the packaging- Most of the Local Drugs Stores carry it- good luck

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Flower girl Says:
I am looking for Plexolan also manufactured by Alvin Last,Inc.It is lanolin in a tube. Would like to know where to purchase this product. I've used it for years and my mother before me.

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Genie Says:
Let me save you some trouble. Poslam is not made anymore. If a doctor writes a prescription the pharmacy will order something named Poslam ointment. It comes in about a 6 oz jar and is tan colored. It is not the tar based drawing salve of old.

Therefore, you have 2 options: 1) find a compounding pharmacy and tell them you want tar based drawing salve like the old poslam formula or 2) make it yourself. There are all kinds of youtube videos with instructions on how you can make it at home.

Good luck

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Leah Says:
Vince, I have no idea what CVS is talking about. I can, and do, compound the formula. To my knowledge, CVS is not a compounding pharmacy… I can see why they can not compound. My formula is not named the same as the original product….however it is based off of the original formula and it is awesome. I hate it that this site will not allow my contact info. I am the only pharmacy between Arvin, CA. and Santa Clarita, Ca. :)

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Vince Says:
Leah..I got the prescription from our doctor, however CVS said they were not allowed to fill it in the US ? What do you know about this ?
I'm going to have another doctor friend see if he can get it from his brother who is a doctor in Italy.


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Vince Says:
My comment is under DUKE just above yours. Yes, I'm interested in getting this ointment for me, my grandchildren and friends. I really believe that there isn't a better product on the market today. I did get a prescription from my doctor today
October 2nd they sent in into CVS, they said that they could not fill it in the US !!
What do you think we might be able to do??

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Ken Says:
I for one would be interested in the new Poslam if you were to start manufacturing it. Contact me at {edited for privacy} maybe that will fool the contact gatekeeper.

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Joanne Says:
The product we found is: MG217 Psoriasis - coal tar formula - multi-symptom ointment. We purchased it from Amazon. My mother says it is healing the same as poslum for her.

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MS Says:
Joanne, what product did you find? Glad to know something like it exists still.

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Joanne Says:
Thanks for the ingredients list. We found an ointment on amazon and it seems to be working almost as well as poslum. Yea!

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RPH Says:
It looks like there are issues getting messages to me regarding poslam ointment. my contact information is {edited for privacy}.

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Maggie Says:
Your contact info was blocked/edited for privacy. Can you supply the information again?

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RPH Says:
I can finally say that I have the formula available with a prescription. I have duplicated the original ingredients, in the original strengths. For now, I can only supply the product to California residents. If anyone is interested, you can contact me via {edited for privacy}. Ask for Leah.

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RPH Says:
I like the feedback, and in answer to the last question about why it needs a prescription....In California, simply the "act" of compounding (mixing two ingredients) together, even if the ingredients are otherwise OTC, it requires a prescription. If this formula/product had a large enough demand from the public then we might just get a "manufacturing license" for it. That would allow us to sell it to the public without a prescription. I will update this thread as the product becomes available. Thanks for the feedback

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