Can Ichthammol Be Used For Hidradenitis?

teachermom114 Says:

My son was diagnosed this week with hidradenitis. I was wondering whether or not ichthammol (black drawing salve) could be used on it. I have another friend who used it on some boil-like areas on his butt and under his arm which seem to be much like the hidradenitis areas I've read about.

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julia smith Says:

the ichthammol ointment 20% is black in the tub is this the color it should be or is this color because of out date .

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Kevin Says:

Hello Teachermom114,

If your son has hidradenitis then it is possible that Ichthammol would be able to help him. Some members of the dailystrength hidradenitis-suppurativa section report that they carry a tube of this everywhere with them. My only concern is that most doctors will advise you don't pop or squeeze the sores because this can cause infection and I'm not certain if the drawing salve increases chances of getting infection.

I recommend that you speak with your sons primacy care doctor/pediatrician before hand to ensure that there are going to be no issues with you putting the ichthammol past on him.

I hope this helps.

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