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WP ointment,pyrogallol and wheat germ oil

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Elizabeth Humble-Thomas, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Elizabeth Humble-Thomas

    Elizabeth Humble-Thomas Active Member


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    I have been using WP ointment very succcessfully on neurovascular corns, mainly plantar, for 30 years with no ill effects. I have heard the claim that pyrogallol is carcinogenic a number of times (along with gentian violet and just about everything else in the world) I cannot find the definitive research for this. Can anyone enlighten me please?
     
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  3. Elizabeth Humble-Thomas

    Elizabeth Humble-Thomas Active Member

    I draw your attention to a new paper on gentian violet, by Maley and Arbiser, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, named" 19th c drug re-emerges in 21st c"
    Especially page 24 of 54.
    Gentian Violet's stained reputation is restored!
    I have always maintained that it a wonderful drug, especially on interdigital maceration, soft corns, and ulceration.
    Please discuss!
     
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  4. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    Welcome Elizabeth! Great question! 50% of we know to be true is often proved not to be so, then years later it is all reversed again!
    Gotta love research!
    Thanks for the replies! I will check out the info!

    I have not used dyes in years simply because I found it too difficult to see what is happening underneath it.

    This is a great post to add to the general discussion forum.

    Cheers
     
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