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Ichthammol Ointment
9 August 2019, 23:04,
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Ichthammol Ointment
Ichthammol ointment also called Black Drawing Salve has always been in our first aid essentials, used for drawing splinters, minor infections from cuts, stings etc, finally our large tub is almost empty. It’s lasted years.

Tried local pharmacies to no avail, thankfully it’s available on the web, i’ve ordered some from Poland, you can also get it from the States. It will be in every FAK.
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11 August 2019, 10:08, (This post was last modified: 11 August 2019, 10:09 by Skean Dhude.)
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RE: Ichthammol Ointment
I've some drawing ointment in my home kit. Not really thought much about putting it in my general kits though.

Why this isn't available in the likes of Boots UK I don't know. Probably under a different name maybe.

Here is a link to a recipe you can make yourself. https://wellnessmama.com/8364/black-drawing-salve/
Skean Dhude
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It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. - Charles Darwin
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11 August 2019, 20:34,
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RE: Ichthammol Ointment
Ask your veternarian:

https://www.allvetsupply.com/drsa14.html...gI4i_D_BwE

(Drawing Salve) 14oz. For horses and Dogs. Rash / Itch · Eczema

Formerly known as Ichthammol Ointment (ammonium bituminosulfonate 20%) in an emollient base, Drawing Salve is fast-acting and soothing! Relieves itching, swelling and minor skin irritations. Contains lanolin to treat dry, cracked and brittle hooves and nails. Antiseptic ointment promotes healing in wounds and helps to treat chronic inflammation. Great for packing hooves after work or racing to draw out stones and pebbles. It can be used as an anti-inflammatory to help relieve itching and swelling. Also commonly used as a emollient to treat dry, cracked and brittle hooves and nails. Drawing salve is for external use only.

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11 August 2019, 23:47,
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RE: Ichthammol Ointment
It’s the best we’ve come across for minor infections, very safe, for humans as well as animals. Local hospital used to use it a lot , i don’t know if they still do. Can anyone in the NHS confirm it’s use ?.

I don’t have hooves but i did use some to pull a sliver of glass from my foot some time ago.

By the way does anyone know how long an anti-tetanus jab lasts, my last one was well over twenty years ago ?.
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12 August 2019, 15:14,
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RE: Ichthammol Ointment
Over here they consider them good for five years.

You are overdue!

Living in a rural area I get one on a schedule just because I do so much outdoor work and I am in the workshop constantly. It is taken sort of like a vaccination for the inevitable.
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14 August 2019, 10:57,
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RE: Ichthammol Ointment
Most people do not have a valid anti-tetanus jab and this is why when you go to hospital for anything that needs one they tend to just give you one.

I would guess that over 90% of the UK population does not have a valid anti-tetanus jab. We only get one when we visit hospital for something that looks like it needs one.

Must be worse for the rest of the world.
Skean Dhude
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It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. - Charles Darwin
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