Whitfield's ointment

Whitfield's ointment

; compound benzoic acid ointment (6% benzoic acid, 3% salicylic acid in emulsifying ointment to 100%) topical antifungal preparation; the combined constituent effects (benzoic acid = fungistatic/keratolytic; salicylic acid = keratolytic) cause increased desquamation of infected stratum corneum; treatment must be continued for at least 4 weeks after all signs of fungal infection have cleared; use may cause a local hypersensitivity reaction

Whitfield's ointment

a mixture containing 6% benzoic acid and 3% salicylic acid; used on the skin as a fungistatic and keratolytic agent.
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Treatment of dermatophytosis in young cattle with propolis and whitfield's ointment.
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