Whitfield’s Ointment

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Whitfield’s Ointment

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Whitfield's Ointment  is a salicylic acid and  benzoic acid  in a suitable base, such as lanolin  or vaseline.The original ointment contains 3% salicylic acid and 6% benzoic acid, but other ratios are also used. 

It is used for the treatment of fungal infections, such as  athlete's foot. It is cheap and effective  and can have a slight burning effect that goes away after a few minutes.

It is named for  Arthur Whitfield  (1868,€“1947), a British dermatologist, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitfield's_ointment

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