Ichthammol

Category: Skin Care



Ichthammol Overview

Ammonium bituminosulfonate or ammonium bituminosulphonate (synonyms of ichthammol, CAS#8029-68-3 brand name: Ichthyol) is a product of natural origin obtained in the first step by dry distillation of sulfur-rich oil shale (bituminous schists). By sulfonation of the resulting oil (or purified fractions thereof) and subsequent neutralization with ammonia, Ichthammol results as viscous, water-soluble substance with characteristic bitumen-like odor. It is used in medicine (sometimes in combinati...

Read more Ichthammol Details
Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammonium_bituminosulfonate

Recent Ichthammol Forums: RSS Feed

grey's ointment

## There was an ointment that my mother would use when we would get a cut or blister or anything that might get infected. This was before antibiotics or antibacterial. It was coal black and smelled slightly of tar or sulphur. She would apply the ointment and bandage the cut and leave for a few days. When the bandage was removed the skin would be healed and looked white for awhile but there would be no scarring or discoloration. Do you know what this was and if so is it available today. I would love to have it as I am sensitive to antibiotics. ## Possibly ichthammol? ## An old-fashioned remedy for deep wounds that must heal from the inside out is: Clean wound with hydrogen peroxide. Pack wound with dry grated raw sugar. Cover with air-tight tape. Do not disturb for 5 days. Repeat treatme...

Updated
Can Ichthammol be used for hidradenitis?

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

Updated
ichthammol expiration

Is there an expiration date for ichthammol ointment? I can't find any on the box or the tube. I've had it for quite a few years. ## Hey Dot, How's it going? From what I could gather, the shelf life of ichthammol is reported to be 2 years. And while I'm not aware of ichthammol becoming toxic or unsafe to use after that point in time, lots of meds like this can gradually become less effective, depending on storage/temperature conditions. I hope this helps! ## Thank you David, for your information on ichthammol ointment. ## I too have the same question and can't find answer from a professional. My CVS 1 oz tube has no expiration date. Can anyone help? ## It does have an expiration date. If you look on the tube towards the bottom you will see the bar code and then at the...

Updated
Does Ichthammol Work?

I recently had either a spider bite or some type of staph-like boil come on my left side. It is extremely hard under the skin and I'm wondering if this ointment will do any good. Thanks to anyone who answers. ## yes it works for this.place alot and cover it with gauze. in between place alot of hot compresses on it. if you have a heating pad thats good also. ## To Netty, thanks for the reply. I saw the dermatologist today and it definitely IS a spider bite! Got some of the cream, did the hot packs tonight (thanks for the suggestion), put the cream on and gauze. Will see what happens! THANKS! ## @ Joanie, please let us know how this treatment worked out, I have just had a suspected spider bite, and had the ulcer popped by the GP, how did your G & I & hot compresses work? ## I ...

Updated
ichthammol ointment20 color for use in tub

what is the color of ichthammol ointment 20% in the tub. ## Ichtammol is a drawing salves used to treat things such a hives, cuts and other topical skin irritations. It contains black shale, which is rich is sulfur and known to be good for the skin. As to the color in the tub, I do not know, but would have to assume it would have a grayish cast due to the color of the ointment. Has anyone else used it this way? ## The color is a very dark brown, almost black. It is a very good "drawing salve".

Updated
can't find TRUE ichthammol ointment

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. ## 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? ## The small % in the drawing salves does not do ...

Updated
nursing responsibility

what is the nursing responsibility of DIBENCOZIDE? ## good ## nurses responsibilities of using ichthammol

Updated
ichthammol ointment for boils

i'd like to know where to buy ichthammol ointment for boils..i'm here at bataan

Updated
Epidermoid Help

I would like to remove a non painful epidermoid cysts without surgery. Any thoughts? Would ichthammol application help? Can't afford surgery witha $5000 deductible and I work for myself. ## What has your doctor advised as an alternative to surgery? Ichthammol is a 'drawing' salve, so it is doubtful that it will do much for cysts. You can learn more about epidermoid cysts and the treatments here:

Updated
Ichthammol for splinters

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

Updated

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Ichthammol
  • Ointment: 20%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Ichthammol: (5 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 15631-0231 Ichthyolum 3 [hp_x]/1 Oral Pellet by Rxhomeo Private Limited D.b.a. Rxhomeo, Inc
  • 68428-956 Ichthyolum 30 [Hp_c]/1 Oral Pellet by Washington Homeopathic Products
  • 69396-004 Ichthammol 20% 20 g/100g Topical Ointment by Trifecta Pharmaceuticals USA LLC
  • 69396-010 Trimol 20 g/100g Topical Salve by Trifecta Pharmaceuticals USA LLC
  • 71919-356 Ichthyolum 30 [Hp_c]/Ml Oral Liquid by Washington Homeopathic Products

Other drugs which contain Ichthammol or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

Related Ichthammol Topics:

ichthammol expiration
Is there an expiration date for ichthammol ointment? I can't find any on the box or the tube. I've had it for qu... 5 replies
ichthammol ointment20 color for use in tub
what is the color of ichthammol ointment 20% in the tub. ## Ichtammol is a drawing salves used to treat things such a hi... 2 replies
Ichthammol for splinters
I was told that Ichthammol would help draw a splinter out. I've been using it a week & so far no results. How lo... 2 replies
ichthammol ointment 20%
ointment savi for wounds ## Please see the page Drugs/Ichthammol.asp for more information about this medicine. Thank You... 2 replies
ichthammol ointment 20
drawing salve, dark brown in color 20% strength comes in a tube. ## I am looking for the tube of ichthammol salve that c... 1 reply
ichthammol
I am looking for ichtammol products to be taken internally ## From what I can find, there aren't any, it is only use... 1 reply
Can Ichthammol be used for hidradenitis?
My son was diagnosed this week with hidradenitis. I was wondering whether or not ichthammol (black drawing salve) could ... 2 replies
Does Ichthammol Work?
I recently had either a spider bite or some type of staph-like boil come on my left side. It is extremely hard under the... 8 replies
can't find TRUE ichthammol ointment
I have been looking all over trying to find ichthammol ointment. It does work really well as a drawing agent. NOT these ... 3 replies
ichthammol ointment for boils
i'd like to know where to buy ichthammol ointment for boils..i'm here at bataan...






Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 13 December 2018.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2018 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA