Also known as black ointment, it is an effective remedy for many household medications. Explore the article given below to learn more on the Ichthammol ointment.
It is most commonly used to treat boils. The boils result from infections in the hair follicles and it can be red, swollen, and filled with pus. This ointment draws out the infection by pulling the pus to the surface of the skin so that it can be pierced.
A mixture of ichthammol and glycerol is used to treat ear infections.
Some spider bites are poisonous which can result in painful bumps or death. The Ichthammol ointment draws out the venom and so it is used to treat spider bites. However, along with it medical advice must also be sought. The ointment must be applied on the bite area and covered with a bandage. Check the bite area after 12 hours.
The Ichthammol ointment is also very good in drawing out splinters that are embedded in the skin. Splinters like wood and glass, if not removed can result in septic infection. Before applying the ointment, you should thoroughly clean the area. After applying the ointment cover it with a bandage and then check the area in 24 hours. The splinter will come out of the surface of the skin, which can then be pulled out with tweezers.
Stings from hornets, bees, and wasps can lead to painful rashes in the skin. The Ichthammol ointment provides relief from the pain of the sting. Sometimes it can cause allergic reactions and therefore a medical consultation is advised. If you have trouble breathing then it is due to allergic reactions.
It can be used to treat skin ailments in animals. This ointment is applied to treat the infections in the horses’ legs. It is also good to treat abscess in animals.
Side Effects Of Ichthammol Ointment
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