Uses of Sulfur
Sulphur has keratolytic properties, meaning it softens and loosens dead skin cells from the skin surface. The substance also has mild antifungal and antibacterial qualities
I have had scalp problems and I use Sulfur product to rid me of dandruff. I used a 10% sulfur ointment that is made for acne but I tried it on my scalp. 2%- 5% is used in dandruff treatments. Now I see why it works. I needed a stronger solution. Its been many years in researching what works and finally the answer. The product I used came in a 2 oz container and a little goes a long way. I put a thin layer on my scalp and saw results the same day. I only recommend using it as needed. I do not use it as a growth aid althought lots of ladies use sulfur for that reason. If you are unsure about using this product consult a physician. I can only share with you my results. This is the answer to my prayers, this product is the only product that helped my severe scalp issues.
The benefits and different uses of sulfur are listed below.
1 - Seborrheic Dermatitis -
Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that causes flaky scales that form oily areas. This happens most often inside and around the ear, on the scalp, eyelids and eyebrows. It is also known to occur on other parts of the body as well.
This common skin disorder primarily affects the scalp, resulting in itchy, scaly, skin and dandruff. When babies have this condition, it is called cradle cap. Seborrheic dermatitis can also occur on any other oily areas of the body. Sulphur ointment decreases itching, flaking and dandruff associated with this condition, and can have an antifungal effect against Malassezia yeast, which may have a role in the disorder. Drugs.com advises applying sulphur ointment of 5 to 10 percent strength once or twice daily to affected areas only, after washing with soap and water and drying thoroughly.
Note - Cradle Cap - On an infant seborrheic dermatitis is known as cradle cap.
Treatment using sulfur ointment starts with washing affected areas with soap and water, drying thoroughly, then applying the ointment to cover the affected area. Rub in gently.
2 - Acne - Sulfur ointment is used as an acne treatment for children and adults This common skin disorder causes pimples to form because hair follicles clog up under the skin. Use this medicine as needed, unless your doctor suggests otherwise. The dosages vary from person to person and depend of the type of treatment needed.
Sulphur inhibits the growth of P. acnes, the anaerobic bacteria that causes acne when pores become clogged. Additionally, the keratolytic action of sulphur promotes the shedding of dead skin cells, which keeps pores clear. Sulphur also decreases oiliness, a beneficial quality for acne patients because oily skin makes it more difficult for dead skin cells to slough away.
3 - Scabies - Scabies is caused by a microscopic mite known as Sarcoptes scabei. Scabies causes an itchy skin condition and is common all over the workd. Scabies is known to spread quickly in crowded conditions. Effective treatment of scabies, starts before applying the sulfur ointment. Wash your entire body with soap and water and dry, then apply. After leaving the ointment on for 24 hours, it is important to wash your entire body again before reapplying ointment.
4 - Lice - Your healthcare provider may prescribe sulfur ointment to treat lice as well as other skin conditions. Additionally, some sulfur preparations are only available with a doctor's prescription. If you want to use sulfur ointment for the treatment of lice, you should check with your doctor first about proper usage.
5 - Hair Growth - is a result of a healthy scalp. When your scalp is healthy free of problems your hair will be able to grow, grow, grow according to many ladies who use sulfur as a growth aide.
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