ichthammol


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ichthammol

[′ik·thə·mȯl]
(pharmacology)
A viscid fluid obtained by the destructive distillation of certain bituminous schists, followed by sulfonation of the distillate and neutralization with ammonia; used as a weak antiseptic and stimulant in skin diseases, and occasionally as an expectorant.
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The wounds were periodically inspected, dressed with glycerol and ichthammol after daily salt sits baths in addition to hydrogen peroxide chemical debridement and saline wound irrigation.
Topical agents include steroids, ichthammol, tar and calcineurin inhibitors.
2011 Formulation and Evaluation of Clotrimazole and Ichthammol Ointment.
yr enw ar y botelnyw Ichthammol glycerine BFC 1973, a'r gwneuthurwyr yw J M Loveridge Ltd, Hants.