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Ichthammol Ointment for spider bites
Started by cathy n
Posted: September 28, 2007 at 16:18
I have a borwn widow or brown recluse spider bite. The Dr. has me on antibotics.I remembered my Mother using drawing salve for infections so i bought a tube of goldline Ichthammol Ointment.However I am kind of scared to try on the bite.I was wondering if anyone has used it for these kind of bites? As I don't want to make the bite worse. I am not allergic to any thing except IVP dye.
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Re: Ichthammol Ointment for spider bites
Reply #1 by rhonda b
Posted: October 18, 2007 at 19:30
I know that this is an old message but the ointment will work on Brown Recluse Spider Bites. My sister has use it on herself at least twice and has had no problems, not even a scar... She told a Doc of hers what she had done and he said he would never thought to have used it for that reason...
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Re: Ichthammol Ointment for spider bites
Reply #2 by Denise
Posted: October 18, 2007 at 21:34
Mine started with what I thought was a spider bite also. It went downhill from there for several weeks. I was so sick for weeks & then finally got swabbed. I am on ointment in my nose for a year!
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Re: Ichthammol Ointment for spider bites
Reply #3 by donna
Posted: October 26, 2007 at 16:53
my husband started out with what they thought was a brown recluse spider bite. then he ended up in the hosptial for 7 days with what looked like a pimple on his toe. IT WAS MRSA THE WHOLE TIME.
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Re: Ichthammol Ointment for spider bites
Reply #4 by YIKES!
Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:50
oh, shitshittyshit, 6 weeks ago I thought I had an especially itchy mosquito bite. Kept putting salt on it whenever the itching got bad, salt relieves the itch, then I'd swab on some neosporin and wait for it to heal. A few times it has scabbed over, but IT HASN'T HEALED! I'm so terrified it's mrsa, but it didn't seem painful, just itchy...Damn I'm scared. It's still very small. I just started ichthammol today, if I don't see serious improvement in the next 36 hours am going to clinic.
AM I DYING? I do not have time and money to waste on extensive medical treatement...so scared.
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Re: Ichthammol Ointment for spider bites
Reply #5 by Walt
Posted: April 29, 2014 at 04:38
This ichthammal 20% is wonderful for brown reclus bites I use it all the time a
must have I live by it
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Re: Ichthammol Ointment for spider bites
Reply #6 by Redvinylbelt
Posted: March 24, 2018 at 03:04
I know this thread is very
dated....however, For MRSA use manuka
honey. A good quality manuka honey is
going to be around $30 to $40. It is worth
every penny. If you do some research on
your own, you will find that the honey has
been used by many to treat MRSA
successfully!
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