Be aware that sulfur naturally tarnishes silver, so best to remove silver jewelry before application. Prior to use, always consult with your doctor about any potential allergic reaction that may be encountered with sulfur products.
Scabies wash, as identified and prescribed for cleansing wash treatment by your primary care doctor and dermatologist.
Active ingredients: 10% premium sulfur. Inactive ingredients: neutral soap base, tea tree oil. Proprietary blending process. Certainly not all sulfur care skin products are the same. Our soap is a cleansing bar with ingredients blended utilizing advanced processes and machinery - temperatures, catalysts, process times and compounding formation stage development, etc to create a bar form that when wetted and activated properly with water create an effective means to cleanse your skin with the active ingredients. Even the ingredient characteristics such as the diameter of the sulfur particles and purity are important. About the scent. When blended with a soap base with natural plant based oils such as palm kernel and safflower oil during the separate soponification process, a unique natural scent is created similar to the way scents are created when naturally making wine and beer, etc. Our premium sulfur soap utilizes highest grade ingredients and advanced processes during its manufacture. Absolutely no fillers. If you are expecting ingredients and our processes to produce a scentless soap, this would be impossible. Also due to the variety of life, we cannot guarantee that you will enjoy the scent - there are many factors involved. We have many loyal customers worldwide who appreciate the soap for its effect on their skin and also enjoy the scent. There are also new users who complain about the scent and cannot tolerate it. This is understandable as this is the spice of life. For those new users who shout to the world on online forums that our premium sulfur soap stinks, we thank you for trying the product solution following your doctor's recommendation and suggest you work with you doctor to find an alternate suitable solution for your skin care problem that does not offend you. Thank you so much for your understanding. We do not guarantee that you will enjoy the scent. We are not promoting the scent, as this is not the functional purpose of the soap.
Suggested directions for use: Consult with your dermatologist about your application & washing procedure before use. Activate soap cleansing bar by soaking the bar in warm water for at least 20 seconds, prior to working up lather with your hands or directly upon body skin areas. Do not directly apply the soap to a plastic sponge, or other artificial mechanism as this deactivates the special sulfur soap emulsion process. You may use a wash cloth after building up a lather on your skin to gently massage the sulfur soap lather per your doctor's directions. Depending on your current skin mantle pH and other skin characteristics, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed as directed by a physician. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day. Our sulfur soaps are also distributed directly by dermatologists throughout the USA and worldwide. Always discuss how to activate the cleansing bar with your doctor, and best ways to apply to your skin for your particular skin condition. As a general wash, our sulphur soaps should always be activated by soaking in warm water for at least 20 seconds prior to applying and building up a creamy lather on your skin. Best practice for highly effective treatment. The amount of time that lather is to remain on your skin depends on your skin condition. Discuss the most effective wash treatment procedure with your doctor. For longer life, protect your sulfur soap from being stored in areas of wetness. Our proprietary sulfur soap bars are designed to activate into a creamy-like emulsion when combined with water. Our sulfur soap brand is an advanced, scientifically designed sulfur cleansing bar, with premium low mesh particle size sulfur into a special pH balanced soap base. Be aware that in its natural state, nature's element sulphur is not soluble in water. Sulfur consists of S-chains ( S-S-S- ---) and not of single atoms. Rings of up to 8 sulfur atoms are formed. This is why such an aggregate can't be surrounded by water molecules to make it soluble. This is a principal reason to allow time to activate our sulfur soaps by soaking the bar in warm water before use. Follow your doctor's application directions to provide effective treatment.
General information about scabies and efficacy of sulphur soap.
Nature's element sulfur has been used effectively by humans to help eradicate scabies for thousands of years. However, simply applying sulfur products or a sulfur powder does not eradicate scabies.
In North America today, a treatment method is to use the soap primarily to prevent re-infection for a time period of at least 90 days after use of a 5% permethrin creme to kill the scabie mite eggs. There are various efficacious methods to apply sulfur.In times past and still a method when it's available is a visit to a rich mineral sulphur bathe. Through nature's processes, sulfur in many instances can be administered effectively depending on the characteristics of the sulphur bath. Having a hot-water natural springs sulfur bath in the neighboorhood is uncommon. Hence, not a realistic option for most people.
Preferably a sulfur application method is one in which the medium exchange with the skin is safely administered in an aqueous solution forming an emulsion-like, sulfur lather form upon the skin's mantle. If the soap is designed and properly compounded to activate the sulfur in solution, sulfur soap is a good method. Obviously, sulfur soaps are not all the same. Make sure to select a sulfur soap with your doctor using specific practices to best activate this emulsion solution process during application. And understand that fillers like lanolin and other greases like Vitamin E oil can actually clog skin pores!
If you find that the sulfur soap wash regimen is over-drying to skin, consider using a specialized moisturizer separately and fine tune it to your skin mantle's needs following your doctor's directions.
What is scabies?
Sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies is an itchy parasitic infection of the skin caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite. Scabies is spread by skin-to-skin contact with another person who has scabies. It can also be spread by sharing clothes, bedding, chairs and sofas. Outbreaks of scabies are more common where people share living quarters such as nursing homes, child care centers, motel/hotel lobbies especially via shared sofas, college dormitories and other communal living environments.
The mites that cause scabies burrow within the skin and lay their eggs. Visually, this forms a burrow that looks like a pencil mark etched unto the skin. Eggs hatch in about 20 days. The intense itchy rash is an allergic response to the mite's sheddings, eggs and fecal matter residue.
If you suspect you have scabies, visit your doctor. Follow your doctor's advice without delay in treating yourself and other members of your family as well as your environment - your home (includes bedding, sofas, clothing, carpet), workplace, car, gym and any other community location that you share with others. The scabies mites are extremely contagious and will infect other people and potentially animals.
In animals other than humans - such as dogs, cats, bears, wolves, etc., scabies is referred to as mange. Parasitic mites that cause mange in mammals embed themselves either in skin or hair follicles in the animal, depending upon their genus. Sarcoptes spp. burrow into skin, while Demodex spp. live in follicles.
In humans, these two types of mite infections, which would otherwise be known as "mange" in furry mammals, are instead known, respectively, as scabies and demodicosis. However, the mites that cause these diseases in humans are closely related to those that cause the mange in other mammals.
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