Lassar's Paste

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lassar’s Paste


an anti-inflammatory and desiccant proposed by the German physician O. Lassar (1849–1907). Lassar’s paste consists of salicylic acid, zinc oxide, starch, and petrolatum. It is used externally for skin diseases.

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Useful products include Lassar's paste (a long-standing treatment for psoriasis) and salicylic acid and sulphur shampoo (used for dandruff and itchy scalp conditions).
However, in severe cases or chronic cases such as when an infant has a diarrhea problem, thicker products like old-fashioned Lassar's Paste or a product called Triple Paste work best.
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