Poslam Ointment

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old remedy for skin rashes

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Cynthia Bliss Says:

Does anyone know where I can buy Poslam Ointment? My Grandmoyher used to have it and it's the best.

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Wendy Says:

I am also looking for this product. From what I can tell it is no longer made but I won't give up yet.

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L Von Says:

I am also looking for Poslam and cannot find a source. Maybe someone should start making it again. It's very effective for skin problems.

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stewart Says:

when I googled poslam, I was offered link to ebay, antique- bottle pictures show ingredients.

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Doug Says:

Poslam used to be made by Emergency Laboratories, Jersey City, NJ 07302. I tried to find them in on-line phone directories but they don’t seem to exist any more. A pharmacist passed along this formula to my parents. A compounding pharmacy should be able to make it up. I don’t know if it is patented or not, nor can I vouch for the accuracy of the formula.

Base is tar distillate, zinc oxide 13.3%, sulfer 0.5%, salicylic acid 1.65%, menthol 0.6%, phenol 0.35%, lanolin 26%.

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Wendy Says:

Thank you Doug for the Poslam info. I had the address for Emergency Lab also along with the ingredients but not the recipe Thanks!!!!

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DJM Says:

My most recent container reads:
Flesh Colored Skin Ointment
Net Wt. 3/4 OZ.
Ingredients: Tar Distillate, Sulfur, Salicylic Acid,Phenol 0.35%, Zinc Oxide, Menthol, Lanolin
Distributed by
Royal Sundries Corp.
344 Broadway
New York, N.Y. 10013

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Cynthia Bliss Says:

When and where was the last time that you bought Poslam? What did it cost? I can't find it for sale on the web.

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judy Says:

I too am looking for Poslam Ointment.It was wonderful for fever blisters and acne. Any suggestions anyone?

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julie ketterman Says:

i too am looking for poslam salve, my grandfather used it and said it is the best. my children have skin problems and my grandfather wants to obtain some also. i have come to dead ends when looking for this product. hopefully the recipe will work. thanks.

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christianne Says:

my jar of poslam says Alvin Last INC - Dobbs, Ferry , NY 10522-0024 : here is the contact info
Alvin Last, Inc.
Noel Stamps
19 Babcock Place
Yonkers NY 10701 USA
Fax: 914-376-1000
I'm calling them 2morrow .. this is the BEST cream let's bring it back asap

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Blanche Says:

Answer to #11, I phoned Alvin Last today and they said they stopped making it 7 years ago--not enough sales-wish we could get it back, best thing I ever used.

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Cynthia Says:

Hi everyone: was cleaning out some of my mom things at her house and found 2 old bottles of poslam unused. What a treasure find! I love this stuff and use it for eczema, as well for skin infections.

The ingredients on it say: Tar Distillate,Sulfur,Salicyclic Acid, Phenol.35%, Zinc Oxide,Menthol, Lanolin. These two bottles were created by Emergency Laboratories in Jersey City, New Jersey, and I think they are from the late 60's or early 70's. I have always thought how great it would be if some company would start making this product again.. Any investors?? :)

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Jessie Martin Says:

My father in law used this for everything and we came to rely on it. I have not been able to find a source over the last 20 yrs, but The Vermont Country Store carries a product called Mazon which is very similar and works fairly well.

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Don Says:

You can find more about Poslam's formula on page 612

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Gerry Hack Says:

I used this ointment years ago and was told they stopped making it. Has any drug company started making this product again? It was the best!

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Deborah Says:

Thank you. I will check with them. Have a great and wonderful day. Deb.

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Katie Says:

I don,t know where to get it but I do have a 3/4 full jar of it!

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Dr Robin Says:

Want to sell it? I grew up on it & have missed it!

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Suz Says:

The company Alvin Last Inc in Yonker NY made it there and they do not make it anymore. I just had a very bad episode with Erythma Multiforme. They just keep giving me steroid creme that did nothing I have had it since July. Last week I pulled out the Poslam stash - I have only 1/2 jar left and it cleared up in 3 days. I have been fighting this horrendous rash for 3 months + and nothing modernized could relieve it. We need Poslam back. How does one start the campaign?

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