Ok, I PERSONALLY didn't discover it... but I have just discovered it for myself and I am currently wondering why I have NEVER heard of it before, and would love to share the news as well...
The "it" I'm talking about is: Ichthammol Ointment. Or as some others refer to it: Drawing Salve.
It's pretty amazing stuff.
Now for the grossness:
I have an abcess right now the size of a large purple grape. We will not say where but just know that it was VERY painful. Like, well.... kind of like childbirth if it was touched.
I've had it for a month too... not as big and as painful but yes, had it for a long time...
So John hands me this cream and says use it, works great.
Asked what it was and he didn't really know... so you know me, miss nurse-i-need-to-know-everything-about-this-cream-I'm-about-to-put-on-my-body self started googling it.
Those are just a few of the results I came up with...
So I decided, what the heck... taking an antibiotic sounds like it's worse!
24 hours later, actually probably less.... It worked.
And you know what???? Had I of known of this stuff before? Maybe I would still have a freakin toe nail!!! Someone owes me a toe nail.... even if that someone is really no one but just sayin.
So any whos... couple warnings... Yes. It does stink. BAD. Also, Yes. It literally looks like tar/poo mixed together.
But it's good stuff.
Hope this helped someone!