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Hey everybody
what im about to tell you people is priceless.. your gonna feel like you've struck gold and its so inexpensive you wont believe it.
for the past year i have been breaking out with boils like you wouldnt belive i had alot of big ones that just wouldnt go away.. they were so painful and nomatter what i did it wouldnt go away otherwise they would just shrink and then come right back .. and we are not talkin a boil here and there im talkin about boils in my private area! ouch! so i went to the doctor he gave me anti biotics and told me about this stuff to buy and told me if it didnt go away with in the week i have to go to the hospital to get it lanced eww. needless to say i was very scared and upset and never thought it would work always fearing the worst. so i went to the pharmacy i didnt need a perscription and it cost me less then 5 Bucks! and it works great almost over night although you might have to apply it about a week or so dependending how big it is and how much puss it has, the stuff is called.. now make a note write it down youll thank me for this the stuff is called Ichthammol ointment. its a black drawing sab that you apply on the boil .. first clean it with anti bacterial soap apply it on the boil real thick and then put a bandaid to cover it so when it pops it wont spread if your lucky this stuff just may pop the whole thing over night!! i love it .. i keep a supply of it in my bathroom at all times cus you never know .. trust me this stuff really works. and im glad to be able to come here an tell you about this product!!

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should i use it?

My husband and i both have extremely painful boils. His is about 3 to 4 inches above his buttocks and mine is on my belly. Which I figure since we both have them and they came up at the same time it came from sleeping right up against his back. He doesn't wear a shirt at night, and mine mangages to creep up over my belly. I saw this website and searched the name and saw that this salve has sulphurous components in it. I am very allergic to sulfer. I just found out from taking antibiotics with sulfer and just got off the steroids to clear up this totally horrendous rash from the top of my head all the way to the bottom of my feet. So i was wondering if there was something similar to this salve w/o the sulfer in it? I did tell my husband about this tho, and he will be at the pharmacy first thing in the morning since he's not allergic. Or if it would be okay to use this salve anyway. B/c i can tell you, that rash was a million times worse than this boil and i'd really not like to go thru that again. Help me out if you can, I'm ready to get rid of this thing!


I also have the same problem and this stuff is a 'god send'. I have a tube in my bathroom all the time. The very first time I got a boil I didn't know what it was so I let it go (or should I say grow). A coworker told me about this 'ichy' medicine so I tried it. However I had waited to long and my boil was about the size of a peach seed. I ended up having to get it lanced and packed! Very painful! The next time I got one I knew what was going on and I knew what to do. 'Ichy' meds with a bandaide and heating for a couple days and no dr. It was great! I totaly stand behind this medicine!


WoW! This is great news for me! I've got a huge boil on my chest that is super painful. I've been getting these terrible boils since I can remember and my mom would just put me in an Epsom salts bath to draw out the pus. I'm headed to the pharmacy in the morning to try this stuff!

Patti P.

Ichthemol is a miracle worker; EXCELLENT solution for boils!!


I was told this works. I have been putting this on my sons boil for over a week now. The thing is so huge and sore now that I'm getting ready to take him to ER. I DO NOT suggest using this stuff. Seek medical advice first!!!


Thank you Denise! I had a boil on my inner thigh and I used Ichthammol ointment like you said. Bingo! I put it on late afternoon yesterday and covered it with a large bandaid. This morning before I took a shower I took the bandage off and the boil came to a head and was draining. I put a little more on this morning with a little antibacterial creme and covered it again. I think I am good to go! Thank you. I will be keeping this stuff in my medicine cabinet. I recommend this stuff for anyone with a boil. Have a nice day!


ok im 15 and im diabetic i tried this for 3 days with no results it didnt relieve pain at all and ive tried the campho-phenique and the pototoe thing and soaking in an epsom salt bath none help! the campho phenique would help for about ten minutes! ive been getting boils for about a year. the only thing that helps me is getting them lanced by a DOCTOR or letting them grow until they pop with is very painful i have had to go to the hospital and be put under to have them lanced because they get soo bad! ive had one that got to be the size of half a large orange!! i hope the rest of you have better luck than i do..

Boil Ouch

I am having trouble finding the ichthammol in a tube, but did find Prid at walmart which contains ichthammol. Does anyone know if this Prid will work on boils?


I am so tired of trying different things for this boil that is on the lower part of my buttocks. This is day 5 and have tried hot baths, compresses and boil ease. This is like a mutant. I then tried vinager which was suggested on a website last night(day 4)and it burned so bad that I actually think I made it worse. My fiance must have went on line as i was crying and found ichthammol as a common remedy. He shortly returned and I put it right on with gause and went to sleep. I repeated the process the next morning and went to work. I have been in so much pain and praying that this drains after work hours. I returned home and removed the gause and where I had the medical tape I now have a layer of skin that was if it counldn't get any worse. I then applied the icthammol again with gause placed on top and refused to use any adhesive. I WONDER IF I CAN APPLY THIS MORE THEN 2X IN ONE DAY??? This is pretty big, has had a white center for days but has not drained. I will be patient as I learned my lesson with the vinager. I will continue to look for any additional posts because the majority of the posts have a positive result with this product I do have faith.

Sufffering slowly

I have been suffering with a vaginal boil for the past 3 days and could no longer stand it. It is so large, gross and embarrassing at a half dollar size. The thought of going to my doctor to have it lanced kills me but not as much as the pain I have been in. As I laid on my bed all shriveled like a prune from my 3rd bath in 4 hours, crying I came across this site. I sent my husband to Walgreens couldn't find it was told to buy Goldbond, not. So he dashed on over to CVS and here I am now, applied the black stinky tar about 10 minutes ago and already I feel a sense of relief. I will keep you posted as to how it will go in the AM. A this point what can I lose.

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