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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 .
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.
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?
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.
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.