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Can Ichthammol salve on gauze be used in nose?

54yof, very healthy except for chronic sinusitis, w/current severe pansinusitis from CT scan results. poss surgery, looking at alternatives doing mult nasal rinses w/added dr. detergent rinse, steaming, vitamins,rest etc. questioning icthyol 20% in glycerin, natural remedy, applied as nasal packing to help open clogged ostea, can I use ichthammol salve on gause up my nose? it says not for internal use.
Wed, 30 Jan 2019
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Hello,

Ichthammol should not be used as a nasal pack. It is recommended for external use over the skin only. It might injure delicate mucosa of the nose and cause ominous side effects.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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Can Ichthammol salve on gauze be used in nose?

Hello, Ichthammol should not be used as a nasal pack. It is recommended for external use over the skin only. It might injure delicate mucosa of the nose and cause ominous side effects. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician