What is Ichtamol paste:
Ichtamol paste contains ichthammol (1,5%) and Dermosoft® decalact liquid MB, a unique antimicrobial substance, is intended to care for skin prone to facial dermatoses. The product has a brown color and a characteristic odor, which are not harmful. Is packaged in a 30ml plastic tube. The tube is packaged in a box with the Instructions for Use.
Ingredients: Aqua, Titanium Dioxide, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Behenyl Esters, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cera Alba, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Caproyl/ Lauroyl Lactylate, Ichthammol, Triethyl Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499, Talc, Triethanolamine.
Warning for people allergic to parabens a lanolin – does not contain parabens and lanolin.
How does Ichtamol paste work:
Ichtamol paste is intended for skin prone to facial dermatoses. It is also possible to apply it onto reddened skin, which it soothes. It is intended to care for the skin of children and adults. The paste can be used on newborns.
What else are some of the ingredients in this product used for if used in medicine.
How Does Ichthammol Work?
Ichthammol and zinc oxide are among frequently used local dermatological medication in children (with regard to its safety even when applied long-term). Ichthammol (ichtamol) is a mixture of ingredients obtained by the sulphonation of bituminous oils. Traditionally, it was obtained by the distillation of fossil slate. . It has anti-itching, anti-inflammatory, ceratoplastic, antiseborrheic and slightly antiseptic effects. It is slightly irritating, has low sensitizing potential, does not desensitize the skin when exposed to light. However, it has an unpleasant distinct odor and a brown-black color. Ichtamol is used in the treatment of sub acute forms of eczema (mainly atopic), seborrheic and perioral dermatitis, for acute appearances of psoriasis, lichen ruber planus, pityriasis rosea and for acne vulgaris. Ichtamol has a similarly favorable curing effect as pix lithantracis (coal tar), without its undesired side effects (toxic influence on the liver and kidneys, local carcinogenicity when used long-term in higher concentrations).
(Source: Fadrhoncová A.,Pharmaco-Therapy of Dermatological Diseases, Page 211,Grada,1999)
How does Dermosoft® decalact liquid MB Work?
Dermosoft® is highly effective multifunctional active ingredient with antimicrobial properties against microorganism that cause some skin disorders. Effective reduction of Malassezia furfur, Trichophyton spp., Epidermophyton floccosum, Candida albicans and Propionibacterium acnes. It is acquired exclusively from natural sources.
(Source: Dr Straetmans ,Dermosoft decalact liquid, product information,2019)
How to use Ichtamol paste:
Apply a thin, equal layer onto carefully cleaned and dry skin. Ideally, use a medicinal anti-septic soap without sodium lauryl sulfate (for example, Cutosan®) for cleaning the skin. Apply a thin layer 2-3 times per day onto the whole area of the irritated skin. It is possible to use the product on newborns. A mild drying out of the treated areas is part of the effects. Therefore, we recommend to combine it with regular treatment of a soothing emollient (for example, AD Calcis®).
For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use on burned and damaged skin. Do not use in case of an allergy or hyper-sensitivity to any one of the product’s ingredients.
Storage and Transportation Conditions:
Store at a temperature from 5 to 25 °C, keep out of the reach of children, keep in its original package. Do not use the product after the expiration date, which is stated on the box and on the tube.
Volume: 30 ml