Ichthammol is obtained by distillation from certain bituminous schists, sulfonation of the distillate and neutralisation of the product with ammonia.
It is also called Ammonium bituminosulfonate or ammonium bituminosulphonate.
Ichthammol is widely used in various creams and ointments for treatment of dermatological diseases, mainly psoriasis and eczema. It is also used in veterinary medicine.
BHM Chemicals is a supplier of high quality Ph. Eur. grade Ichthammol suitable for use in dermatology and veterinary preparations.
Minimum order quantity: 10kg
Ichthammol, a unique and lesser-known topical ointment, has been used for various medicinal purposes for decades.
Treatment of Skin Conditions
While ichthammol is generally considered safe for topical use, there are some important safety considerations:
Ichthammol, with its unique properties and historical use, continues to be a valuable tool in dermatology and wound care. Its ability to draw out pus, reduce inflammation, and provide relief for various skin conditions makes it a versatile and accessible treatment option for many individuals.
When considering the use of ichthammol, it is important to perform a patch test if you have not used it before and to consult with a healthcare professional for more severe or persistent skin issues. While ichthammol offers benefits for localized skin conditions, a thorough evaluation and diagnosis by a medical professional may be necessary for more complex cases.
As scientific research and dermatological advancements continue, it is crucial to stay informed about the latest developments in skincare and treatment options.
Please note that the information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare provider before starting any skincare regimen or treatment.
Acidity or alkalinity
Organic Sulphur :
Sulphur in Sulphates:
Dense, blackish-brown liquid. Miscible with water and with glycerol, slightly soluble in ethanol (96%), in fatty oils and in liquid paraffin. It forms homogeneous mixtures with wool fat and soft paraffin.
Conforms to Ph. Eur. tests
As per Ph. Eur. test: Not more than 0.2 ml of 0.02 M HCl or 0.02 M NaOH is required to change the colour of the indicator
1.040 - 1.085
50.0% - 56% m/m
4.5% - 7.0% m/m (dried basis)
Minimum 10.5% m/m (dried basis)
Maximum 20.0% m/m
Keep container tightly closed in a cool and dry place and protected from light. Protect from contamination by foreign substances.