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Old 24th January 2013, 07:57 AM
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Old 24th January 2013, 10:05 AM
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It's pyrogallol and wheat germ. Very old treatment for neurovascular corns
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Old 28th January 2013, 01:48 AM
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I used it up to 20 years ago .Unless you can find an old pharmacist good luck.Very effective
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Old 28th January 2013, 11:44 AM
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I've been using WP for 30 years & found it far more effective than Salicylic Acid for corns,especially neurovascular types. More importantly have had far,far less bad reactions occuring.
Like all caustic ointments, it should be treated with respect & used sparingly.One should also be very aware, like all caustics, about the health of the patient one uses it on.
Generally sold as Pyrogallol Ointment,its available from DLT SUpplies of Huddersfield or Trycare Ltd of Bradford.They dont always mention it in thei catalogues. As to the subject of it being a carcinogen,the articals seem to refer to it being used in vast quantities, not how one would apply it .
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I've used Wp ointment for many years. It is phenomenally effective on neuro-vascular corns. I last bought some from Lambs Pharmacy in London. It is pretty expensive, but lasts for ages. It is not the same as plain pyrogallol, which is a lot stronger, and more likely to cause problems.
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Old 28th January 2013, 02:14 PM
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Have used the plain stuff for years & not really been a problem but would be good to know of a reliable source.Tried googling Lambs pharmacy in London but nothing came up. Do you know any any more details?
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Hi

I think you need Lambsmead

try this link :-)

http://www.lambsmead.co.uk/index.php...ments/?k=:11::
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Thanks for all the replies. I am some what heart broken as I have just spoken to the very helpful man from Lambsmead. Who has told me that due to a european directive any product with pyrogalol has been banded, so they are no longer able to supply it.
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Thanks but I contacted Lambsmead & was told of this .Damn those European directives!
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I agree
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You can still buy pyrogallic acid ointment from Patterson Medical (formerly Mobilis). They had stocks last month at any rate. I don't think it is very strong, it doesn't state the percentage on the jar but there is minimal staining post use so I imagine it is fairly low strength. It comes in a large brown jar but there is only probably about 40g inside (max 3 tablespoons). Haven't seen WP ointment for years, I agree with the above posters - it was very useful stuff.
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The plot thickens. I have just phoned Pattersons up and they had no idea what I was talking about. Any idea of the order number, they searched WP ointment and also Pyrolgallic and pyrolgallol
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Pyrogallol Oinment definitely available from Trycare or DLT
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My pot of pyrogallic acid ointment is from Avonchem supplied by Algeos (not in their catalogue now).
I haven't ordered it from them directly but it is on their website.

http://www.avonchem.co.uk

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It is possible to get Pyrogallol powder from Lambsmead in UK

http://www.lambsmead.co.uk/product.p.../?k=:::6414752

This can be mixed with soft white paraffin to make an equivalent of W.P. Ointment. We are resorting to this because of the efficacy of W.P..

Also read that EU directive banned it due to concerns over it being carcinogenic - but the quantities used in Podiatry are nowhere near the levels the reports indicate could cause problems.

Hope this is of help to anyone seeking one of the "good old remedies" some of us still swear by!
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