Can't Find True Ichthammol Ointment

Mortisia Says:

I have been looking all over trying to find ichthammol ointment. It does work really well as a drawing agent. NOT these so called "drawing salves" which are useless. Does any one know where to real ichthammol. It has a distinct odor and is black not gray or brown. I used it as a child for boils, spider bites and really deep splinters. Tea bags are what I have been using since I can't find ichthammol.

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Mortisia! How are you?

Have you checked the ingredients on the Drawing Salves?

Some of them do legitimately contain Ichthammol, for instance the CVS store brand does.

The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including skin redness, rash, irritation and dryness.

Does anyone else know what other stores carry it?

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Mortisia Says:

The small % in the drawing salves does not do anything. It is too weak, not effective. Does not draw boils or even splinters.

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Ronda P Says:

I do believe the FDA ramped down the percentage allowed for human use, but you can get the black stuff at any co-op or feed store, it's a cow and horse abscess salve.

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