The benefits and advantages offered by the use of ichthammol glycerin in the treatment of burn wounds are discussed. The author concludes that whilst ichthammol has been reported to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and studies do support observed clinical response to its use, it would appear that the evidence supporting the definitive clinical efficacy of ichthammol is lacking. The combined antibacterial, antiinflammatory and antimycotic actions offer an exciting possibility for its application in wound care, including the management of burn wounds. However, given that none of these published trials were conducted on burn wounds, their findings would not necessarily be suitable for extrapolation.
|Publication status||Published - 2007|