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Condition: Other
5/10/2014 5:46:05 PM

Reviewer: frgarden

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had a large cyst/boil in the groin area. Remembering that we have used this for our horses to draw-out infection,I applied it. It is significantly reduced after a few days and will be gone soon. Does anyone know if it expires? I don't see a date, just some symbols that I don't know what they mean?

Condition: Other
3/15/2014 3:19:48 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have used Ichthammol Ointment for years. If you have a boil that just will not go away, get a Band-aid bandage that sticks all the way around, put a dab of Ichthammol Ointment in the middle of the bandage, and place over the boil. Make sure all edges are secure. When you wake-up in the morning, the boil will be reduced quite a bit. Something in the Ichthammol draws out the infection. As far ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
3/6/2014 1:44:06 AM

Reviewer: Favourite, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've recently moved out of the country and have become more susceptible to poison ivy for some reason, this ointment is one of the only things I will use to treat it, it works wonders. (call me crazy but i've even grown used to the smell) It is amazing!

Condition: Other
1/19/2014 6:32:05 PM

Reviewer: B Jones, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
We have always used "Ickyall" Ichthammol ointment. We had it on the ranch/farm and used it on us kids and the animals. When my daughter was 4, she opened a big door that had a metal plate on the bottom of door. It scraped across the top of her foot. That night, a red streak ran all the way from her toe to her knee. I put Ichthammol on it and covered it. Call doctor to make a appointment ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/14/2014 4:00:18 PM

Reviewer: Phebes, 65-74 Female

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My family has been using icthammol for years. My mom put it on all our cuts added a bandage and everything healed quickly. My son had a puncture wound on his butt (don't ask, it was something stupid) and when the meds given by the doctor weren't working to heal and the wound got infected, I switched to the amazing ichthammol. With a week the wound was healing properly and no infection. ... Show Full Comment

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