ichthammol(redirected from ammonium ichthosulfonate)
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an ammoniated coal tar product, used in ointment form for certain skin diseases.
A viscous fluid, reddish brown to brownish black, with a strong, characteristic, empyreumatic odor, soluble in water and in glycerin; obtained by the destructive distillation of certain bituminous schists, sulfonating the distillate and neutralizing the product with ammonia. It is used in skin disorders; its beneficial effect is due to its mild irritant, stimulant, antiseptic, and analgesic action; used in 10-20% concentrations in an ointment ("drawing salve").
Synonym(s): ammonium ichthosulfonate
ichthammoltopical bituminous agent with mild antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties; used to treat chronic inflammatory skin conditions, e.g. eczema; venous eczema, bursitis (ichthammol ointment BP; zinc and ichthammol cream BP; zinc paste and ichthammol bandage BP; 10% ichthammol in glycerin; 12.5% ichthammol in collodion)
an ammoniated coal tar product, used as an ointment in the treatment of acute, septic lesions such as cellulitis and abscesses.