Ichthammol For Splinters

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Lynn Says:

I was told that Ichthammol would help draw a splinter out. I've been using it a week & so far no results. How long should it take?

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Lawhispers Says:

If you are using the true Ichthommol salve which is dark brown in color and smells like roofing tar, then it should only take overnight. I used to be able to buy this product from the K-Mart pharmacy however they do not sell it any longer.

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John Says:

Rite aid has it and it's called Draw out. 20% Ichthammol

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VerFree Says:

It has been known to help, but not always, sometimes it doesn't work, it can depend on the person, since we are all different, as well as the type of splinter, and how deep it has penetrated the skin.

The good news, however, is that most splinters will eventually work out on their own, our bodies tend to dislike foreign objects being left in them, that's why some piercings are rejected, transplanted organs, and etc. If there is a piece sticking out, or just at the surface of the skin, sticky tape can help, rub it on to make sure it adheres to the area, then peel it off.

There is really no need to worry, unless the splinter is from a possibly dangerous substance, it is hurting a lot, or it has become infected, in all of these cases, you should consult your doctor.

Have you had any luck, yet?

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