friars' balsam

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friars' balsam

; tincture of benzoin compound; CoTB; TBCo 4.5% balsamic acid, 10% benzoin, 2% balsam of tolu in industrial methylated spirit (IMS) to 100%; evaporates to a sticky residue, and applied to skin to aid retention of adhesive padding, or in treatment of heel fissures
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To alleviate symptoms, ask your chemist to make up a preparation of friars balsam and a weak solution of iodine that you can paint on to the painful area.