Sulfur Ointment (Precipitated Sulfur) 5% to 10%
Why It Is Used
Sulfur is used primarily to treat scabies in infants younger than 2 months, pregnant women, and breast-feeding mothers.Reference 1 In general, it is used only when permethrin or other medicine cannot be used.
Sulfur is sometimes used to treat Reference lice Opens New Window on very small infants, pregnant women, and nursing women, because it may be safer to use than other medicines.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 14, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology