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This is great stuff!
Thursday, 22-Feb-01 12:34:09

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    Hi!

    I have been using the sulfur W/ sylicic acid for 2 weeks, and already see improvement! I'm really impressed. I haven't had any new breakouts. I now have my 14 year old son using it as well. I will definately recommend this soap to anyone I know with skin problems!

    Kudos!!! : )

    karen


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sebaceous hyperplasia
Sunday, 18-Feb-01 08:50:03

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    i have a few sebaceous hyperplasia's that i would like to dry up .and get rid of in a way that won't show while i'am doing it, can you recomend something for that? thank you for your help in this matter. how about retin-a or a strong sulfur face soap?

    frank


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Re: sebaceous hyperplasia
Sunday, 18-Feb-01 21:33:17

    Sebaceous hyperplasia is a skin condition in which a person develops small, yellowish growths, usually on the face. A variant of this condition, known as Fordyce’s condition, causes tiny yellow dots in groups and sometimes in sheets on the lips, inside the mouth, and sometimes on the genital skin. In both conditions, the small, yellow spots represent an overgrowth of sebaceous glands. Neither sebaceous hyperplasia or Fordyce’s condition is dangerous.

    I believe that if you would like to try a topical sulfur treatment, like a sulfur bar soap, then you may see if this helps.

    Please report back, on the results- with this 10% sulfur soap - as I am curious. I check this webpage frequently, as its uses ( sulfur for topical skin care) are of interest to me.




    Kendrick


good info about sulfur and salicylic acid soap
Saturday, 17-Feb-01 06:37:36

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    Here's some info I found on the web. I use their SAL-3 salicylic acid and sulfur soap, and it works just fine for me.

    Category
    Antiacne agent, topical
    Antiseborrheic
    Keratolytic, topical

    Description
    Salicylic acid and sulfur (sal-i-SILL-ik AS-id and SUL-fur) combination is used to treat acne and other skin disorders and dandruff and other scalp disorders, such as seborrheic dermatitis.

    It is still available without a prescription; however, your doctor may have special instructions on its use, should you have a medical condition.


    Karen


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Salicylic acid - how it is made
Sunday, 18-Feb-01 06:31:05

    Great to see that salicylic acid is being used for acne.

    It's good stuff - it must help peel away the upper dermal layers, which would help open up clogged pores and aids in cleaning.

    I believe the qualities of the soap is as follows - normal sudsing action of soap together with salicylic qualities, opens up pores - allowing the sulfur to find its way in - the sulfur acts like an antiseptic - putting to end bacteria, which before had a nice breeding ground under the skin.

    Seems like a winner combination - soap, salicylic acid, and sulfur!

    Here is the chemistry and some uses of salicylic acid, besides acne care( also used for years with aspirin! ):


    salicylic acid or 2-hydroxybenzoic acid,C6H4(OH)CO2H, a colorless, crystalline organic carboxylic acid that melts at 159°C; it is soluble in ethanol and ether but is only slightly soluble in water. It is prepared commercially by heating sodium phenolate (the sodium salt of phenol) with carbon dioxide under pressure to form sodium salicylate, which is treated with sulfuric acid to liberate salicylic acid. Salicylic acid and its derivatives are toxic when consumed in large amounts. Sodium salicylate is used to a small extent as a food preservative and as an antiseptic in mouthwashes and toothpastes. The major use of salicylic acid is in the preparation of its ester derivatives; since it contains both a hydroxyl (-OH) and a carboxyl (-CO2H) group, it can react with either an acid or an alcohol. The hydroxyl group reacts with acetic acid to form the acetate ester, acetylsalicylic acid (see aspirin). Several useful esters are formed by reaction of the carboxyl group with alcohols. The methyl ester, methyl salicylate (also called oil of wintergreen since it produces the fragrance of wintergreen), is formed with methanol; it is used in food flavorings and in liniments. The phenyl ester, phenyl salicylate, or salol, is formed with phenol; it is used in medicine as an antiseptic and antipyretic. This ester hydrolyzes, not in the acidic stomach, but in the alkaline intestines, releasing free salicylic acid. The menthyl ester, menthyl salicylate, which is used in suntan lotions, is formed with menthol.



    Chemist


How about a sulfur body lotion
Sunday, 11-Feb-01 00:43:43

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    I would love to see this company make a body lotion with sulfur and salicylic Acid that is afordable. I live in the great lakes region where we get cold and snowy winters. Sometimes you need a body lotion, even though you have oily/acne skin. I have acne on my back and face. I also have kerotosis pilaris (which is like acne) on my arms and legs. I have found that the bar soap works great. However, I would love to see a body lotion come out, as the ones on the market have to many acne ingredients in them. Something to think about, huh?

    Pam


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back acne
Saturday, 10-Feb-01 21:14:08

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    hey iwas wonderin if anyone uses it on bad back acne? does it work? cause i ordered the soap, i havent gotten as yet, jus wonderin if it was worth buying..


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    Re: back acne (Kim) (15-Feb-01 15:34:29)
    Re: back acne
    Thursday, 15-Feb-01 15:34:29

      /Excellent for back acne.

      I use it for this, and luv it!

      Kim


sulfur soap and cystic acne
Thursday, 08-Feb-01 15:54:11

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    Hi!

    I just ordered a couple of bars of the soap. I am a 37 yr. old female, with adult cystic acne. I have tried everything but Accutane....cuz I'm a chicken. My acne isn't horrible, but when I do break out, it can take over a week to heal. Large bumps under my skin that never "come to a head".....just hurt like hell. Does anyone out there have cystic acne and use this product? How is it going?

    Karen

    karen


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    Re: sulfur soap and cystic acne (Michael) (08-Feb-01 23:00:59)
    Re: sulfur soap and cystic acne
    Thursday, 08-Feb-01 23:00:59

      Hey I saw your question.

      I have cystic flare ups sometimes. My derm got me on the sulfur treatment.

      The sulfur soap works good, but don't expect instant miracles.

      Give it 2-3 weeks. It dries my skin up tight after I wash, but I like that feeling.

      I use their soap, I hanven't tried anything but the sulfur soap. It's good.

      Michael


new salicytic acid/sulfur soap
Friday, 02-Feb-01 16:36:47

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    I would like to hear from someone who has used both the old sulfur soap and the new salicytic acid/sulful soap......any difference in results?????

    karen


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    Reply about salicylic acid and sulfur soap (David) (03-Feb-01 13:28:37)
    Reply about salicylic acid and sulfur soap
    Saturday, 03-Feb-01 13:28:37

      I'm a 41 year old male, and use the salicylic acid and sulfur soap.

      I know that most people use it for acne.

      I use it for my feet, actually. It works just fine.

      I use it for two things. First, I get callouses, on the side of my foot, when I work out in the gym, and regular walking and running. I have found that the salicylic acid helps the hard skin to be removed, and the callouses go away after a couple of weeks of use.

      Also, the sulfur seems to have cured my foot odor problem. Either that, or my nose has gone out! Really, though the sulfur seems to kill bacteria or fungus good, too. Which is good for me, because I use the showers in the gym.

      So to answer your question, I believe it helps it peel skin off, when you have hardened skin. I guess this is why people use it for acne, too.

      David

      David


Recommendation
Saturday, 20-Jan-01 12:26:27

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    The service is A+, they communicate really well, and I got the shipment in less than a week. And I want to recommend them.

    And the sulfur soap seems to be really helping my son. He noticed a difference right away - skin tightened - it seems to really dry the skin a lot, which is a godsend because his is so oily at this age - 15.

    It is clearing, - he's been on a wash program - three times a day - for a month now. Soooo, we're staying with the program.

    thanks
    G

    Ginny


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Salicylic Acid soap
Sunday, 07-Jan-01 08:44:24

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    I am really happy to see that you are now also offering a new salicylic acid and sulfur soap. I just placed an order, for this soap, and can't wait to try it.

    My dermatologist recommends that I use salicylic acid together with my wash program. She has always said that if I wanted to, I could use a soap, with a salicylic acid - then I could save a step. I am using a product called SalAc a 2% Salicylic Acid, which has really cut into my budget - that 6oz bottle of SalAc costs almost $15, with tax ! and it's a little bit of a hassle to wash, and dry, and then apply the SalAc.

    So am I happy to find your new acne soap. Like I said, ship it fast, 'cause I want to try it!

    J.C.W


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    Re: Salicylic Acid soap (J.C.W.) (24-Jan-01 07:02:24)
    Re: Salicylic Acid soap
    Wednesday, 24-Jan-01 07:02:24

      Hey, I love this soap. I also like the way it lathers, and it smells good, too. So here is a recommendation, like you asked if I would.

      It works great. I can tell the difference. So, you have a customer for life. - thanks for the nice email you sent and the quick shipment. When I checked my mailbox, I knew what was inside - because there was the Care Mail envelope just like you said. Package arrived and you guys used bubble wrap packing and obviously are really careful when shipping, so the soap was perfect.

      I'll be ordering more, soon! :)

      J.C.W.


sulphur treatment for arthritis
Tuesday, 02-Jan-01 11:38:45

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    Happy New Year to all!

    In Europe Sulphur Treatments are prescribed by Medical Doctors for Arthritis. Supposedly it helps. Is there anything available in the US in form of cream to be applied to, or to be taken in the form of a bath to help for Arthritis in your hands and fingers?
    I'd appreciate any information.
    Thank you,
    Christa M. Krieg

    PS. I have sensitive skin and often react with a rash to different substances.

    Christa M. Krieg


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Rosacea
Wednesday, 27-Dec-00 10:36:26

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    I've had good success washing with this soap.

    I have had Rosacea for years, and the sulfur seems to really help.

    John S.


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Back Acne and body acne
Monday, 25-Dec-00 18:43:58

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    I've been told this sulfur soap is good for back acne and around my arms.

    I've never tried it - anybody out there - can you tell me if it works???

    Thanks! Merry Christmas~

    Josh


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    Re: Back Acne and body acne (JCW) (07-Jan-01 08:52:04)
    Re: Back Acne and body acne
    Sunday, 07-Jan-01 08:52:04

      Yea, it works good for body acne like you described. Wash it, then rinse, then wash and pat dry.

      Give it a couple of weeks - it'll knock a lot of it out. At least it worked good for me!

      JCW

      JCW


Sulfur Soap brands
Friday, 22-Dec-00 07:42:23

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    I like the soap from sulfursoap.com. Thanks, you guys. I appreciate your good service and the soap really helps.

    Here is another brand that I used to use before- they are both good, the Stiefel brand costs more money, though ! So, I recommend the soap at www.sulfursoap.com

    Stiefel sulfur soap


    They asked if I would make a recommendation - and I just did! For you all who have not tried sulfur soap, or the people at sulfursoap.com, they are the best!

    Thanks again.

    Just me


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Psoriasis
Wednesday, 20-Dec-00 01:04:09

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    Does anybody have any experience using sulfur soap for psoriasis?

    I understand that the sulfur is very good for helping to heal the skin.

    Please let me know if you have this experience.

    HBean

    Hal


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ISP
Tuesday, 28-Nov-00 21:02:14

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    Hi!

    Can you sent me back some information about

    Sulfur(information about the Element).

    Thanks

    Shan


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    Re: Sulfur information (Reaves) (29-Nov-00 05:06:03)
    Re: Sulfur information
    Wednesday, 29-Nov-00 05:06:03

      As probably all people know, sulfur is very famous element. People from very early time knew it. It was used in China for so-called "burning arrows". Sulfur was source for treatment of many diseases by Greeks and Arabians. In time of Arabic chemistry, scientists in East countries used sulfur for air-conditioning of temples. One of the earliest ideas about substance was idea that all substances consist of few elements including sulfur.
      In the Mid Ages sulfur was fully discovered by French scientist Antony L. Lavoisier, who included it to the list of non-metals in 1789. And, in 1822 Russian scientist E. Micherlich fully discovered its characteristics.
      Now sulfur is very abundant substance and is very useful by humans. First of all sulfur is used as pesticide in the breeding of wine, cotton, grape, etc. When added to the special types of rubber, it makes it more hard and elastic. Of cause, sulfur is the main source for manufacturing sulfuric acid, which is also very useful in agriculture. Sulfur is used for manufacturing matches, gunpowder, and known by everyone luminous materials. Also, sulfur is used for producing sulfa drugs. So it is seen that sulfur is one of the most useful substances in manufacturing, agriculture and production of different useful materials.
      Sulfur is hard, brittle substance, yellow colour. There are several kinds of sulfur, which have different physical properties, though they are the same element. By different methods these types of sulfur can be received. The examples of these types are rhombic sulfur and cuneiform sulfur. One of the types can be dissolved in water, but another cannot. Sulfur can react with many elements, because it has different valences +4, +6, and 2. It can react with oxygen and different acids, what makes it very strong reactant. The density of sulfur is 2.07g/cm3 and the melting point is 119.3o C. The boiling point of the sulfur is 444.6o C (if it is quickly cooled, it changes to crystals cuneiform shape). Sulfur is bad conductor of heat and electricity. It has different isotopes such as 3216 S, 3316 S, 3416 S, and 3616 S. Sulfur is the part of the strongest acid- sulfuric acid.
      In the periodic table sulfur is in the Family of oxygen (16th group). It consists of oxygen (O), sulfur (S), selenium (Se), and polonium (Po) (The last one is the radioactive element). All elements in the group are non-metals. Most elements (except oxygen) have valences +4 and +6, and sometimes have valence 2. These elements are very good reactants, because of their special configurations of electron clouds. They are bad conductors of heat and electricity, as all non-metals.
      The oxygen is the most abundant element in the Earth. It is very good reagent, and can make oxides with almost all elements. It is a gas without smell or colour. Because of its ability to react, it is very important for all living things.
      The selenium and the tellurium are very rare elements, which can be found in many compounds with sulfur. They can also make compounds with many metals.
      Polonium is radioactive element, and mostly hasnt been discovered in chemistry.
      Sulfur can be found in great amounts in USA and Italy. It is also very abundant along the coasts of Russia and Ukraine (such as Crimea, Baltic Sea, etc.) In nature sulfur mostly occur in sulfuric salts, such as Na2SO4 or K2S. In organisms of animals sulfur is found in organic compounds, such as amino acids, proteins, enzymes, etc. or in non-organic compounds that are in blood, urine, saliva, milk, etc. For plants all sulfuric acids salts (SO4 2) are the most important nutrients.
      There are a lot of interesting (and sometimes unknown for everybody) facts about sulfur. One of them tells us that when heated, at 160oC, sulfur becomes brown liquid, but between 190o- 300oC, its density becomes bigger and it becomes more viscose. Sulfur is the part of the sulfuric acid (H2SO4 ), the strongest acid. It makes it so strong by "catching" four atoms of oxygen. (Sulfur can do this becomes of its big valence).
      Sulfur is widely used for acne treatment, or any treatment of the skin. You've heard of the famous sulfur bathes? Sulfur has a way to naturally heal problem skin. It drys skin that is too oily. It is used in areas of the world where bacteria and fungus is a problem. These germs hate sulfur!


      Reaves


sulfur soap for blackheads
Thursday, 23-Nov-00 19:06:04

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    does sulfur soap work good for blackheads?


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    Re: sulfur soap for blackheads (K) (24-Nov-00 17:49:42)
    Re: sulfur soap for blackheads
    Friday, 24-Nov-00 17:49:42

      I've used this type of sulfur soap whenever acne problems like blackheads and whiteheads appear.

      It works great. If only I just kept with the program, and used it every day.

      My deal is that I stop washing my face , like I know I should, UNTIL I start having problems again.

      So, yea, it's good for blackheads, u just gotta use it as a daily face wash, that's all.

      K

      K


sulfur soap in stores
Thursday, 23-Nov-00 18:05:19

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    is this sulfur soap sold in stores too if so for how much

    matt


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Speedy shipment
Wednesday, 22-Nov-00 05:28:26

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    Speedy shipment of sulphur soap.

    Received by air mail from you, this nice soap here in Capetown, South Africa so soon, after order.

    And we plan on ordering more, as we like its qualities.

    thank you,
    Wilanda

    Wilanda


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Organic acne care
Monday, 20-Nov-00 12:40:13

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    I've been using sulfur soap, along with other organic acne products.

    I believe in holistic acne care, and sulfur skin treatment seems to work well for me.

    Other remedies I like are things like using fresh cucumber slices to soothe my skin. I just peel cucumber and slice it real thin. Then I place it on my skin and on my eyes and lie down.

    I believe this helps the skin, and it also relaxes me.

    I use sulfur soap all over parts of my body that I believe needs it. It is especially good on oily spots.

    Sulfur is documented also as anti infection and anti fungal. So I use it all over my body, where needed.

    cheers.
    AN

    AN


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Treatment for acne info (15-Nov-00 20:03:04)
Treatment for acne info
Wednesday, 15-Nov-00 20:03:04

    Information I found that I would like to share:

    Which treatment is best for acne?

    Medication: Sulphur, Teatree Oil
    Products, Acne Aid Bar, SulfurSoap.com, Acnederm, Clean Skin Anti-Acne, Clearasil Acne Treatment/facewash, Eskamel, Johnson's Clean & Clear, Salact,Salicyclic Acid.
    Source: Over counter*
    Mechanism of action: Remove comedones (blackheads/whiteheads), anti-bacterial
    Type of acne: Minimal


    Medication: Benzoyl Peroxide
    Products: Benzac AC,W; Brevoxy, Clearasil Ultra Medication, Neutrogena Acne Mask, Oxy 5, 10; PanOxyl 5, 10
    Source: Over counter*
    Mechanism of action: Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory
    Type of acne: Mild


    Medication: Adapalene, Topical Isotretinoin, Retinoic Acid
    Products: Differin, Isotrex, Retin-A, ReTrieve, Stieva-A
    Source: Prescription only**
    Mechanism of action: Remove comedones
    Type of acne: Mild, Moderate


    Medication: Topical Antibiotics
    Products: Clindatech, Clindamycin 1% solution, Eryacne 2%
    Source: Prescription only**
    Mechanism of action: Antibacterial
    Type of acne: Mild, Moderate


    Medication: Oral Anti-Androgen, Hormone therapy
    Products: Androcur, Diane
    Source: Prescription only**
    Mechanism of action: Reduce sebum secretion
    Type of acne: Moderate, in females only


    Medication: Oral antibiotics
    Products: Doxycycline, Erythromycin, Minocycline, Sulphonamides, Tetracycline
    Source: Prescription only**
    Mechanism of action: Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory
    Type of acne: Moderate, Severe


    Medication: Oral Retinoids
    Products: Accure, Roaccutane
    Source: Prescription from dermatologists only**
    Mechanism of action: Reduces sebum secretion by shrinking sebaceous gland
    Type of acne: Severe


    These products may be used in combination over a period of time depending on acne severity.
    * - Over-the-counter" refers to products which can be purchased without a prescription at a pharmacy (chemist) and sometimes from supermarkets.
    ** - Prescription only" refers to products which must be prescribed by a medical practitioner.
    Source:
    Skin - an education program
    Dept of Dermatology
    St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne.


I Like it !
Thursday, 09-Nov-00 18:11:57

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    I am writing to say that I bought the sulfur soap. And I like it.

    I use it everyday. It lathers real good. And it real dries my face, and seems to help my skin a lot.

    It took about 2 weeks for me, then my acne started to go away.

    I also followed the advice about diet, and exercise. I believe this helps too.

    Michael


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Testimonial for sulfur soap
Monday, 06-Nov-00 20:46:40

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    Hi,

    I've used sulfur soap for three years now.
    I've used sulfur soap from www.sulfursoap.com, after discovering it earlier this year.

    I like them, and I like the sulfur soap. It is my favorite.

    thanks
    CM

    Constance M


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Scabies Sulfur soap and Sulphur ointment
Monday, 06-Nov-00 00:40:13

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    Sulfur Soap and sulphur ointment is used for scabies.

    What information I found here in South Africa:

    "Sulphur-containing products for scabies:
    Sulfiram (syn. monosulfiram) is available in South Africa as a soap only; it is useful prophylactically in controlling outbreaks of scabies in boarding schools, institutions, hospitals and similar closed communities.

    It is absorbed systemically and patients should be warned against possible disulfiram-like effects with alcohol. It may cause skin reactions in patients with proven thiuram hypersensitivity dermatitis.

    Sulphur Ointment may be used as a scabicide or pediculocide and is especially useful in treating infants and small children (2.5 or 5% ointment). It is applied daily for 3 days.


    Preparations include:

    Sulfiram [INN]

    (syn. tetraethylthiuram monosulphide, monosulfiram)

    Tetmosol® Zeneca

    Sulfur soap, minimum 5%


    Sulphur Ointment (B.P.)

    precipitated sulphur 10% in White Simple Ointment

    Sulphur ointment 5% - dilute B.P. preparation with an equal part of soft paraffin

    Petra S.


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Sulphur Soap My Angel º¿º
Thursday, 02-Nov-00 09:03:16

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    I am so pleased with sulphur soap. It clears up my face so well. I use to be
    embarrsed about my acne, but now i look good. I did before but now im not
    anti- social. I am a customer for life . Keep up the good work you are my
    angels THANKS SO MUCH


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how sulfur works against acne
Monday, 30-Oct-00 06:28:19

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    I was curious how sulfur helped to combat acne.

    So I did some research.

    I found Hope Pharmaceuticals website on www.homepharm.com, and this is what they said about sulfur and acne,

    "The exact mode of action of sulfur in the treatment of acne is unknown, but it has been reported that it inhibits the growth of P. acnes and the formation of free fatty acids."



    s.h.


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Testimonial about Dandruff shampoo / psoriasis, acne seborrhea
Saturday, 28-Oct-00 12:13:49

    Message:

    I started using sulfur soap when I was a teenager, 30 years ago. My doctor recommended it to me. I remember that it dried up my skin, and worked wonders for me. I used it through most of my teenage years.

    I've always had oily skin. After I got over the acne, I started having problems with dandruff, and psoriasis- especially in the winter months. I went the tradional route - using Head and Shoulders dandruff shampoo, and some of the other brands. I also had some problems with psoriasis.

    In my late twenties, I was in a drug store and rediscovered that box of sulfur soap! And since then, I have been using it regularly.

    I use it for my hair as a dandruff shampoo. Just take the bar and you get a lot of lather - I discovered that you really don't need that bottle at all! Marketing gimmick is all that bottle is! Yea, it's nice to have the liquid, but not really needed.

    If the sulfur soap scares you about overdrying your hair, then just use a conditioner afterwards. I keep my hair pretty short, so it is never a bother for me.

    And the sulfur has worked for my psoriasis, - I rarely have it anymore.

    Now I have discovered this website ... and Lora at sulfursoap.com is always attentive for me, when I order.

    thanks you guys!

    Rick

    Rick Fleming


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tinea versicolor
Tuesday, 24-Oct-00 20:44:11

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    Does sulfur soap help get rid of tinea versicolor?

    mw


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    Re: tinea versicolor (J Sheehan) (28-Oct-00 07:47:51)
    Re: tinea versicolor
    Saturday, 28-Oct-00 07:47:51

      Sulfur is commonly used.

      Tinea versicolor is a common chronic superficial fungal infection caused by Pityrosporum species, usually P orbiculare (Malassezia furfur).

      Clinical Feature

      The lesions are characterized discrete or concrescent scaly discolored or depigmented areas mainly on the upper trunk. The color varies from dark brown to grey and white. There is usually mild fine superficial scaliness. Occasionally the lesion may be perifollicular. Other commonly affected sites include the arms, thighs, face and hands. Pruritus may be troublesome especially with sweating but the condition may be completely asymptomatic.

      Pigmentation: noticably lighter in the summer, and darker in the winter, against the contrasting non-affected skin.

      Differential diagnoses include vitiligo, melesma, idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis' pityriasis alba, pityriasis rosea and post inflammatory hypopigmentations.



      Diagnosis

      Diagnosis can be easily confirmed by direct examination of skin scrapings. Characteristic spherical, thick walled yeasts and coarse mycelium (often fragmented to short filaments) is seen. The Parker Quink Ink/ KOH staining technique and examination under the microscope is a simple procedure to identify the fungus.

      Treatment of tinea versicolor

      Topical agents are the mainstay in the treatment of tinea versicolor. Recently oral ketoconazole has been found to be useful for the treatment of severe/extensive and tinea versicolor infection and infections recalcitrant to usual topical agents.

      Common topical agents against tinea versicolor include topical sulfur applications, sodium hyposulphide and selenium sulphide containing preparations. The newer topical imidazoles and other wide spectrum topical antifungal agents are as effective and cause less skin irritation and easier to apply. However sodium hyposulphide and - selinium sulphide when used as shampoos are effective prophylaxis against relapses. Initially sodium hyposulphide and selenium sulphide preparations should be applied nightly for 5 nights. They can be subsequently used as prophylaxis by using them as shampoos leaving the lotion on the scalp and skin for 10 to 15 minutes before bath once weekly or fortnightly to prevent relapses.



      Propylene glycol (50% in alcohol) is a cheap effective alternative topical agent.

      The imidazoles and other newer broad spectrum antifungals such as tolnaftate, naftifine, and ciclopiroxolamine available as cream and gel are effective and preferred topical agents be used for localized infection but those with extensive tinea versicolor, lotions and sprays are easier to use.

      Oral ketoconazole in doses of 200 mg daily for 2 to 4 weeks is effective in the treatment of severe/extensive tinea versicolor infection. Various treatment regimes varying in doses of 200 mg weekly to 200 mg monthly have been reported to be effective in preventing relapse but such regime may not be as effective as reported. Great care should be taken when prescribing oral ketoconazole for this relatively benign skin infection. Past history of liver disease and abnormal liver function test are relative contraindications. Fulminating hepatitis has been reported to be associated with oral ketoconazole and it should not be used to treat mild tinea versicolor.

      Post infective hypopigmentation is a common sequelae following tinea versicolor infection and this can persist for months to years. Such post infective hypopigmentation does not indicate infection and does not require any treatment. Recurrent tinea versicolor infection is common in a humid, tropical climate

      J Sheehan


Thank you
Sunday, 22-Oct-00 07:28:03

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    Hey, that was fast. I ordered it on Wednesday, and received it Saturday!

    Thanks!

    Carol


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Sulfur skin care information I found (AB) (20-Oct-00 03:11:03)
Sulfur skin care information I found
Friday, 20-Oct-00 03:11:03

    Sulfur is used to treat many kinds of skin disorders. Sulfur cream, lotion, ointment, and bar soap are used to treat acne. Sulfur ointment is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis and scabies. Sulfur may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    Some of these preparations are available only with your doctor's prescription. Others are available without a prescription; however, your doctor may have special instructions on the proper use of sulfur for your medical condition.

    Sulfur is available in the following dosage forms:

    Topical

    Cream (U.S. and Canada)
    Lotion (U.S.)
    Ointment (U.S.)
    Bar soap (U.S. and Canada)

    Before Using This Medicine

    If you are using this medicine without a prescription, carefully read and follow any precautions on the label. For topical sulfur preparations, the following should be considered:

    AAllergies-

    Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to sulfur. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as preservatives or dyes.


    Pregnancy-

    Topical sulfur has not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in humans.


    Breast-feeding-

    Topical sulfur has not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies.


    Children-

    Although there is no specific information comparing use of this medicine in children with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children than it does in adults.


    Older adults-

    Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. Although there is no specific information comparing use of sulfur in the elderly with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.


    Other medicines-

    Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care professional if you are using any other topical prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine that is to be applied to the same area of the skin.



    Proper Use of This Medicine


    Use this medicine only as directed. Do not use it more often and do not use it for a longer period of time than recommended on the label, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

    Keep this medicine away from the eyes. If you should accidentally get some in your eyes, flush them thoroughly with water.

    To use the cream or lotion form of this medicine:

    Before applying the medicine, wash the affected areas with soap and water and dry thoroughly. Then apply enough medicine to cover the affected areas and rub in gently.

    To use the ointment form of this medicine for seborrheic dermatitis:

    Before applying the medicine, wash the affected areas with soap and water and dry thoroughly. Then apply enough medicine to cover the affected areas and rub in gently.

    To use the ointment form of this medicine for scabies:

    Before applying the medicine, wash your entire body with soap and water and dry thoroughly.
    At bedtime, apply enough medicine to cover your entire body from the neck down and rub in gently. Leave the medicine on your body for 24 hours.
    Before applying the medicine again, you may wash your entire body.
    24 hours after the last treatment with this medicine, it is important that you thoroughly wash your entire body again.

    To use the soap form of this medicine:

    Work up a rich lather with the soap, using warm water. Wash the affected areas and rinse thoroughly. Apply again, and rub in gently for a few minutes. Remove excess lather with a towel or tissue without rinsing.


    Dosing-

    The dose of topical sulfur will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of topical sulfur. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

    For acne:
    For cream and bar soap dosage forms:
    Adults and children-Use on the skin as needed.
    For lotion dosage form:
    Adults and children-Use two or three times a day.
    For ointment dosage form:
    Adults and children-Use the 0.5% ointment on the skin as needed.
    For seborrheic dermatitis:
    For ointment dosage form:
    Adults and children-Use the 5 to 10% ointment one or two times a day.
    For scabies:
    For ointment dosage form:
    Adults and children-Use the 6% ointment each night for three nights.


    Missed dose-

    If you miss a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.


    Storage-

    To store this medicine:

    Keep out of the reach of children.
    Store away from heat and direct light.
    Keep the cream, lotion, and ointment forms of this medicine from freezing.
    Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.


    Precautions While Using This Medicine


    When using sulfur, do not use any of the following preparations on the same affected area as this medicine, unless otherwise directed by your doctor:

    Abrasive soaps or cleansers
    Alcohol-containing preparations
    Any other topical acne preparation or preparation containing a peeling agent (for example, benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid, or tretinoin [vitamin A acid])
    Cosmetics or soaps that dry the skin
    Medicated cosmetics
    Other topical medicine for the skin

    To use any of the above preparations on the same affected area as sulfur may cause severe irritation of the skin.

    Do not use any topical mercury-containing preparation, such as ammoniated mercury ointment, on the same area as this medicine. To do so may cause a foul odor, may be irritating to the skin, and may stain the skin black. If you have any questions about this, check with your health care professional.

    Side Effects of This Medicine

    Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

    Check with your doctor as soon as possible if the following side effect occurs:


    Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine


    Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. However, check with your health care professional if the following side effect continues or is bothersome:


    Redness and peeling of skin (may occur after a few days)


    Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your health care professional.



    Some commonly used brand names are:

    In the U.S.-

    Cuticura Ointment
    Finac
    Fostex Regular Strength Medicated Cover-Up
    Fostril Lotion
    Lotio Alsulfa
    SulfurSoap.com
    Sulpho-Lac
    In Canada-

    Fostex CM
    Fostril Cream
    SulfurSoap.com

    AB


My way to use sulfur soap
Wednesday, 18-Oct-00 07:39:23

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    I wash up with sulfur soap 2-3 times a day.

    First, just lather and rinse.

    Whenever I have problems with acne around my chin, or forehead, what I do is to take the wetted sulfur soap bar, and smear it directly on my pimples. That makes it like a sulfur cake on the zits.

    And I just leave it on.

    It drys it up!

    For me, this is better than using OXY10 or CLEARASIL. And I wash anyway with the soap, so it is easy to do.

    I hope if you try this it works for you, like it works for me!





    Becky


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Natural acne care
Sunday, 15-Oct-00 23:34:27

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    Here is some info I found on natural ways for acne care.

    Acne is a condition in which a certain bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) causes an inflammation in a skin pore which is blocked with sebum (whiteheads and blackheads.) The bacteria produce enzymes which break down the sebum, causing inflammation. Superficial acne occurs when it is near the surface. Deeper infection may result in cystic acne. Excess sebum is a result of an outpouring of testosterone, particularly in teenage males, though girls also can suffer from acne. Apparently, it is not so much the hormonal changes that produce testosterone that is the problem, as it is the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT,) the same villain that causes enlarged prostate and balding later in life.

    Other factors also seem to be involved. Acne used to be viewed as a problem of colon health and that idea might be valid in some cases. One study confirmed that 50% of acne sufferers absorbed toxins from their intestines.

    Another factor is an imbalance in essential fatty acids, especially from eating fried foods and trans-fats (margarine.) Milk contains hormones and should probably be avoided, too.

    Certain chemicals and drugs can also cause acne. Drugs include hormones, corticosteroids, Dilantin™, and lithium carbonate. Many industrial pollutants which cause acne include machine oils, coal tar derivatives and chlorinated hydrocarbons.

    Acne is treated by the medical mainstream with antibiotics, often chronic ingestion of antibiotics which ironically damage intestinal health and help destroy the immune system over time. It is also treated with various drying agents and skin peelers and abrasives, none of which is very effective. Severe acne is treated with Accutane™, a vitamin A derivative which can cause birth defects, liver problems and excessive cracking and drying of the skin and mucous membranes.

    Eliminating acne starts with a diet rich in vitamins and minerals, especially Chromium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Selenium and Zinc. These are found in SupraPak1, Chewable Vitamins and Minerals and ProGreens. Chromium (Ultrachrome) is important because one researcher refers to acne as "skin diabetes." Acne patients do not metabolize sugar correctly and their skin cells do not uptake glucose because of insulin insensitivity, much like some diabetics. Insulin improves acne and one study showed that Chromium (which improves insulin sensitivity) resulted in rapid improvement in patients with acne. Chromium is synergistic with Niacin and they should be taken together. Magnesium also helps defeat insulin resistance.

    Correcting a essential fatty acid imbalance alone can have impressive effects on acne. Bad fats should be restricted and a tablespoonful of Flax Seed Oil (Flax Lignan Gold) in low-fat cottage cheese should be taken daily to increase Omega-3 fatty acids. Perilla Oil may also be used. After some time on these oils (a few months) switch to Udo's Choice to avoid Omega-6 deficiency.

    The conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) can be blocked with a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor such as saw palmetto extract (Super Saw Palmetto) which is also found in Male40 along with other important ingredients such as zinc. Although no studies have been done testing this on acne, it should work in principle.

    Zinc sulfate has shown results similar to the antibiotic tetracycline but with no side effects. A topical form of zinc (DermaZinc) has shown remarkable results in other skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema. It may work as well in acne cases.

    Another product, an extract of Oregon Grape Root, called Primaderm, has also shown extraordinary effectiveness against acne.

    Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid, may be of value in high dosages. In one study of 100 Chinese, each was given Vitamin B5 in a dose of 2.5 grams, 4 times daily. They also applied a 20% B5 cream 4 to 6 times daily. After a day or two there was a noticeable decrease in sebum production. Within one or two weeks, eruptions declined and existing acne started to disappear. No side effects were noted. Another approach might be to use Coenzyme A which might give similar results more conventiently.

    Vitamin A in emulsified form, especially at high doses, may act like the prescription drug Accutane™ for severe cystic acne. Certain cautions apply.

    A 15% solution of Australian tea tree oil is at least as effective as 5% Benzoyl Peroxide and has no side effects (some people can develop contact dermatitis.) It kills 27 of 32 strains of P.acne. Also worth trying is Nutrabiotic's GSE.

    Azelaic acid (Melazepam) is a substance used by mainstream medicine for acne.

    Sulfur has been known to be effective in acne for years. A particular form of biological sulfur called MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) has anecdotally achieved excellent results in acne cases. It has no side effects.

    Intestinal health should also be addressed with fiber and probiotics. An excellent fiber is Nutri-Fiber. A probiotic which may be of immense help is the soil-based organisms of Nature's Biotics. Pro-M may also be useful as it neutralizes toxins in the intestines.

    Regular detoxification, especially skin detoxification is also important, either through sweating (as in a sauna) or skin brushing. Similarly, exposure of skin to toxins such as chlorinated water may provoke acne and a water filter should be used to prepare water or bathing or showering. Washing the affected areas frequently will help remove excess oil and sebum, too. Exposure to sunshine or ultraviolet light also decreases acne.


    Pat


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I use sulfur soap on my plants and roses
Sunday, 15-Oct-00 08:08:49

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    I lather the sulfur from the sulfur soap in a pot, and use it on my plant's leaves. Any left over water, I dilute and feed my plants with.

    It is especially useful for black spot on my roses.

    Black spot is a fungus that can spread rapidly in high humidity. Remove and destroy all infected leaves and, if necessary, the infected canes. Sprays of fungicidal soap(sulfur soap) or sulfur or 1 tablespoon baking soda per gallon of water or a 50/50 mix of skim milk and water or 1 part whole milk to 9 parts water have all been shown to be effective in controlling this fungi.

    David


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Bites and Skin Rash
Thursday, 05-Oct-00 08:21:02

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    Whenever I get a skin rash, or insect bites, I use sulfur soap.

    The lather seems to help my skin heal, so I leave it on whenever I have a problem.

    I find that sulfur helps many skin problems.

    Janice


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I LUV THIS ACNE SOAP !
Saturday, 23-Sep-00 09:29:04

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    I LUV THIS SULFUR SOAP - ACNE SOAP ! :)

    I ORDERED IT ON WWW.SULFURSOAP.COM ON WEDNESDAY, GOT IT AFTER WORK YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) - WOW JUST TWO DAYS - YOU GUYS KICK BUTT IN SHIPPING !!! - AND I LUV THE SOAP - IT SMELLS GREAT - AND I ALREADY NOTICE A DIFFENCE WITH MY SKIN FROM LAST NIGHTS SHOWER AND WASH - AND THIS MORNING - YOU'VE GOT A CUSTOMER FOR LIFE - THIS SOAP IS THE BEST - AGAIN - YOU GUYS KICK BUTT - I LUV IT !!!

    LOTS OF LUV AND KISSES - AND THANKS SO MUCH

    KATHERINE DUBOIS

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sulfur for oily skin
Saturday, 09-Sep-00 17:22:37

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    back in the 50's, when I was in High School, a friend of mine went to a dermatologist for her acne. He gave her a cream to use called Sulforcin. I believe it was put out by a Texas company. But it was so good,that I bought some in the local drug store and used it like foundation for years until they stopped making it. Would just love to be able to find it again. A wonderful product. So the next best thing is the Sulfur Soap, and that I have had a hard time finding. I am so happy to have discovered a place to order it, and the price is very reasonable compared to the only other brand I have found. Stiefel, I believe is the name. But that is even hard to locate in the store where I live. Thank you for having the soap,and making it easy to order. Sulfur is also good for preventing infections as well. If anyone knows of a sulfur cream please let us know about it. thanks !

    joan


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sulfur soap testimonial
Friday, 25-Aug-00 04:09:31

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    I bought a bar of sulfur soap on sulfur soap.com, and really like it. Thanks!

    Greg S.


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Best place to buy sulfur soap
Sunday, 13-Aug-00 18:43:47

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    I've been using medicated soap for years.

    Here's a picture of an old box of a brand I used to use, Stiefel ...
    old Stiefel
    Stiefel now wants over $5 plus tax for that bar. Ridiculous - Stiefel prices are high high.

    Good thing about the web- COMPETITION - now Stiefel is not the only show in town.

    Go to www.sulfursoap.com, and get the best price.
    They are OK people, and ship fast. Thanks for this chance to let you know.

    Baron.

    Baron W.


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Back and Chest pimples
Saturday, 12-Aug-00 06:45:38

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    I used t0have pimples on my back and chest - real bad. My face is always pretty clear.

    I use sulfur soap for my back and chest. I lather it up in the shower on my back and chest, then turn the shower off, and just stand there for 5 or 10 minutes with the lather just soaking it. And the sulfur really smells.

    Then I rinse off. The sulfur dries up the skin, and seems to do the job. So now, whether or not I have the pimples, I keep using the soap in this way, to try and keep the zits away.

    Who else uses it this way?

    Emily Wong


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Long time ago - Sulphur Soap advertisement
Wednesday, 02-Aug-00 23:33:50

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    Glenn Sulfur Soap advertisement


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Sulphur
Sunday, 30-Jul-00 15:18:34

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    Sulphur
    Atomic Number: 16
    Atomic Symbol: S
    Atomic Weight: 32.06
    Electron Configuration: [Ne]3s23p4

    History
    (Sanskrit, sulvere; L. sulpur) Known to the ancients; referred to in Genesis as brimstone.

    Sources
    Sulfur is found in meteorites. R.W. Wood suggests that the dark area near the crater Aristarchus is a sulfur deposit.

    Sulfur occurs native in the vicinity of volcanos and hot springs. It is widely distributed in nature as iron pyrites, galena, sphalerite, cinnabar, stibnite, gypsum, epsom salts, celestite, barite, etc.

    Production
    Sulfur is commercially recovered from wells sunk into the salt domes along the Gulf Coast of the U.S. Using the Frasch process heated water is forced into the wells to melt the sulfur, which is then brought to the surface.

    Sulfur also occurs in natural gas and petroleum crudes and must be removed from these products. Formerly this was done chemically, which wasted the sulfur; new processes now permit recovery. Large amounts of sulfur are being recovered from Alberta gas fields.

    Properties
    Sulfur is pale yellow, odorless, brittle solid, which is insoluble in water but soluble in carbon disulfide. In every state, whether gas, liquid or solid, elemental sulfur occurs in more than one allotropic form or modification; these present a confusing multitude of forms whose relations are not yet fully understood.

    In 1975, University of Pennsylvania scientists reported synthesis of polymeric sulfur nitride, which has the properties of a metal, although it contains no metal atoms. The material has unusual optical and electrical properties.

    High-purity sulfur is commercially available in purities of 99.999+%.

    Amorphous or "plastic" sulfur is obtained by fast cooling of the crystalline form. X-ray studies indicate that amorphous sulfur may have a helical structure with eight atoms per spiral. Crystalline sulfur seems to be made of rings, each containing eight sulfur atoms, which fit together to give a normal X-ray pattern.

    Isotopes
    Eleven isotopes of sulfur exist. None of the four isotopes that in nature are radioactive. A finely divided form of sulfur, known as flowers of sulfur, is obtained by sublimation.

    Compounds
    Organic compounds containing sulfur are very important. Calcium sulfur, ammonium sulfate, carbon disulfide, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide are but a few of the many important compounds of sulfur.

    Uses
    Sulfur is a component of black gunpowder, and is used in the vulcanization of natural rubber and a fungicide. It is also used extensively in making phosphatic fertilizers. A tremendous tonnage is used to produce sulfuric acid, the most important manufactured chemical.

    It is used to make sulfite paper and other papers, to fumigate fumigant, and to bleach dried fruits. The element is a good insulator.

    Sulfur is essential to life. It is a minor constituent of fats, body fluids, and skeletal minerals

    Sulfur Chemistry student


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Snoopy with zits ?
Saturday, 29-Jul-00 23:50:57

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    Acne and Snoopy



    Did Snoopy ever have acne?

    Zahra


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Goodness and History for the use of Sulfur
Sunday, 23-Jul-00 08:22:37

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    As probably all people know, sulfur is very famous element. People from very early time knew it. It was used in China for so-called "burning arrows". Sulfur was source for treatment of many diseases by Greeks and Arabians. In time of Arabic chemistry, scientists in East countries used sulfur for air-conditioning of temples. One of the earliest ideas about substance was idea that all substances consist of few elements including sulfur.
    In the Mid Ages sulfur was fully discovered by French scientist Antony L. Lavoisier, who included it to the list of non-metals in 1789. And, in 1822 Russian scientist E. Micherlich fully discovered its characteristics.
    Now sulfur is very abundant substance and is very useful by humans. First of all sulfur is used as pesticide in the breeding of wine, cotton, grape, etc. When added to the special types of rubber, it makes it more hard and elastic. Of cause, sulfur is the main source for manufacturing sulfuric acid, which is also very useful in agriculture. Sulfur is used for manufacturing matches, gunpowder, and known by everyone luminous materials. Also, sulfur is used for producing sulfa drugs. So it is seen that sulfur is one of the most useful substances in manufacturing, agriculture and production of different useful materials.
    Sulfur is hard, brittle substance, yellow colour. There are several kinds of sulfur, which have different physical properties, though they are the same element. By different methods these types of sulfur can be received. The examples of these types are rhombic sulfur and cuneiform sulfur. One of the types can be dissolved in water, but another cannot. Sulfur can react with many elements, because it has different valences +4, +6, and 2. It can react with oxygen and different acids, what makes it very strong reactant. The density of sulfur is 2.07g/cm3 and the melting point is 119.3o C. The boiling point of the sulfur is 444.6o C (if it is quickly cooled, it changes to crystals cuneiform shape). Sulfur is bad conductor of heat and electricity. It has different isotopes such as 3216 S, 3316 S, 3416 S, and 3616 S. Sulfur is the part of the strongest acid- sulfuric acid.
    In the periodic table sulfur is in the Family of oxygen (16th group). It consists of oxygen (O), sulfur (S), selenium (Se), and polonium (Po) (The last one is the radioactive element). All elements in the group are non-metals. Most elements (except oxygen) have valences +4 and +6, and sometimes have valence 2. These elements are very good reactants, because of their special configurations of electron clouds. They are bad conductors of heat and electricity, as all non-metals.
    The oxygen is the most abundant element in the Earth. It is very good reagent, and can make oxides with almost all elements. It is a gas without smell or colour. Because of its ability to react, it is very important for all living things.
    The selenium and the tellurium are very rare elements, which can be found in many compounds with sulfur. They can also make compounds with many metals.
    Polonium is radioactive element, and mostly hasnt been discovered in chemistry.
    Sulfur can be found in great amounts in USA and Italy. It is also very abundant along the coasts of Russia and Ukraine (such as Crimea, Baltic Sea, etc.) In nature sulfur mostly occur in sulfuric salts, such as Na2SO4 or K2S. In organisms of animals sulfur is found in organic compounds, such as amino acids, proteins, enzymes, etc. or in non-organic compounds that are in blood, urine, saliva, milk, etc. For plants all sulfuric acids salts (SO4 2) are the most important nutrients.
    There are a lot of interesting (and sometimes unknown for everybody) facts about sulfur. One of them tells us that when heated, at 160oC, sulfur becomes brown liquid, but between 190o- 300oC, its density becomes bigger and it becomes more viscose. Sulfur is the part of the sulfuric acid (H2SO4 ), the strongest acid. It makes it so strong by "catching" four atoms of oxygen. (Sulfur can do this becomes of its big valence).
    Sulfur is widely used for acne treatment, or any treatment of the skin. You've heard of the famous sulfur bathes? Sulfur has a way to naturally heal problem skin. It drys skin that is too oily. It is used in areas of the world where bacteria and fungus is a problem. These germs hate sulfur!

    Paul Stieffel


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Sulfur soap has been used for generations
Saturday, 15-Jul-00 20:57:12

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    Here is an old bar of sulfur soap ... this remedy goes way back - great for acne care - it really dries up oily skin - and helps the healing ...

    Clear and Easy


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Good Mayo Clinic advice about sulfur soap! (Dr Don) (15-Jul-00 19:49:54)
Good Mayo Clinic advice about sulfur soap!
Saturday, 15-Jul-00 19:49:54

    Following from www.mayohealth.org website, about sulphur and sulfur soap:

    Category
    Antiacne agent, topical
    Antirosacea agent, topical
    Antiseborrheic
    Keratolytic, topical
    Scabicide
    Description
    Sulfur (SUL-fur) is used to treat many kinds of skin disorders. Sulfur cream, lotion, ointment, and bar soap are used to treat acne. Sulfur ointment is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis and scabies. Sulfur may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    Some of these preparations are available only with your doctor's prescription. Others are available without a prescription; however, your doctor may have special instructions on the proper use of sulfur for your medical condition.

    Sulfur is available in the following dosage forms:

    Topical
    Cream (U.S. and Canada)
    Lotion (U.S.)
    Ointment (U.S.)
    Bar soap (U.S. and Canada)

    Before Using This Medicine
    If you are using this medicine without a prescription, carefully read and follow any precautions on the label. For topical sulfur preparations, the following should be considered:

    Allergies-Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to sulfur. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as preservatives or dyes.

    Pregnancy-Topical sulfur has not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in humans.

    Breast-feeding-Topical sulfur has not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies.

    Children-Although there is no specific information comparing use of this medicine in children with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children than it does in adults.

    Older adults-Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. Although there is no specific information comparing use of sulfur in the elderly with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.

    Other medicines-Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care professional if you are using any other topical prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine that is to be applied to the same area of the skin.

    Proper Use of This Medicine
    Use this medicine only as directed . Do not use it more often and do not use it for a longer period of time than recommended on the label, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

    Keep this medicine away from the eyes . If you should accidentally get some in your eyes, flush them thoroughly with water.

    To use the cream or lotion form of this medicine:

    Before applying the medicine, wash the affected areas with soap and water and dry thoroughly. Then apply enough medicine to cover the affected areas and rub in gently.

    To use the ointment form of this medicine for seborrheic dermatitis :

    Before applying the medicine, wash the affected areas with soap and water and dry thoroughly. Then apply enough medicine to cover the affected areas and rub in gently.

    To use the ointment form of this medicine for scabies :

    Before applying the medicine, wash your entire body with soap and water and dry thoroughly.
    At bedtime, apply enough medicine to cover your entire body from the neck down and rub in gently. Leave the medicine on your body for 24 hours.
    Before applying the medicine again, you may wash your entire body.
    24 hours after the last treatment with this medicine, it is important that you thoroughly wash your entire body again.

    To use the soap form of this medicine:

    Work up a rich lather with the soap, using warm water. Wash the affected areas and rinse thoroughly. Apply again, and rub in gently for a few minutes. Remove excess lather with a towel or tissue without rinsing.

    Dosing-The dose of topical sulfur will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label . The following information includes only the average doses of topical sulfur. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

    For acne:
    For cream and bar soap dosage forms:
    Adults and children-Use on the skin as needed.
    For lotion dosage form:
    Adults and children-Use two or three times a day.
    For ointment dosage form:
    Adults and children-Use the 0.5% ointment on the skin as needed.
    For seborrheic dermatitis:
    For ointment dosage form:
    Adults and children-Use the 5 to 10% ointment one or two times a day.
    For scabies:
    For ointment dosage form:
    Adults and children-Use the 6% ointment each night for three nights.
    Missed dose-If you miss a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

    Storage-To store this medicine:

    Keep out of the reach of children.
    Store away from heat and direct light.
    Keep the cream, lotion, and ointment forms of this medicine from freezing.
    Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.
    Precautions While Using This Medicine
    When using sulfur, do not use any of the following preparations on the same affected area as this medicine , unless otherwise directed by your doctor:

    Abrasive soaps or cleansers
    Alcohol-containing preparations
    Any other topical acne preparation or preparation containing a peeling agent (for example, benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid, or tretinoin [vitamin A acid])
    Cosmetics or soaps that dry the skin
    Medicated cosmetics
    Other topical medicine for the skin

    To use any of the above preparations on the same affected area as sulfur may cause severe irritation of the skin.

    Do not use any topical mercury-containing preparation, such as ammoniated mercury ointment, on the same area as this medicine . To do so may cause a foul odor, may be irritating to the skin, and may stain the skin black. If you have any questions about this, check with your health care professional.

    Side Effects of This Medicine
    Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

    Check with your doctor as soon as possible if the following side effect occurs:

    Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine

    Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. However, check with your health care professional if the following side effect continues or is bothersome:

    Redness and peeling of skin (may occur after a few days)

    Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your health care professional.



    Dr Don


Sulfur products
Friday, 14-Jul-00 15:20:29

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    Hello!
    I was woundering if any one has tried Dry Lo & Clear Logix facial mask. They both contain sulfur. I want to know if I should buy them. I spent about $70 a month buying all types of products.

    Tina


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    Re: Sulfur products (Tracy) (13-Aug-00 22:22:01)
    Re: Sulfur products
    Sunday, 13-Aug-00 22:22:01

      I have not used the clear logics mask, but i do use the clear logics night serum. I wash my face with sulfur soap and then put the night serum on before bed. My face has completed turned around. THe clear logics products are wonderful and so is the sulfur soap. Anything i've used with sulfur has worked great! Good luck!

      Tracy


Acne zits and sulphur soap
Tuesday, 28-Mar-00 19:57:51

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    ( readers: see the last paragraph about sulfur soap !)

    Dear Doctor & Dietitian:


    I'm 16 and hate having zits! I just hate it! Is there anything I can do? Sincerely, Ms. Zit




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    Dear Ms. Zit:


    We know it's rough having zits. Boy do we know - we both have been there. Let us say it again. We've both been there. Yes there is much you can do to get that face of yours sparkling with soft skin instead of oil shiny pustules. Yuch!

    Ms. Zit what you describe is the dreaded acne. Acne does most commonly occur during puberty and in women around the menstrual peroid. Acne is the most common of all skin problems.

    Acne has many causes, requiring an integrated therapeutic approach in order to attain the desired results. Acne is occuring in you Ms. Zit because you're undergoing puberty. During puberty there is an increase in the amount of male hormones in both sexes. This increase in androgens causes the sebaceous glands in the face to enlarge and produce more sebum. This increases the likelihood of the duct of the gland to be blocked and a white head is formed. If this becomes infected a pustule forms. Other causes of acne are irritation of the facial skin by touching it - especially after one has read the newspaper (ink is very irritating to the skin). Toxins in generally whether it be cosmetics, industrial pollutants, or drugs, all can cause acne. This is why Ms. Zit be careful who and what touches your face.

    Acne is traditionally treated with antibiotics, but as you know this can cause an overgrowth of yeast and a myriad of problems that are worse than the acne. We recommend the nutritional approach to pulvarizing those pustules versus drug therapy.

    Minerals are extremely important in helping decrease the severity of your acne. Remember minerals are found in the fruits and vegetables, so please consume at least three servings of each per day. Supplementation with Chromium, selenium, and especially zinc will also be helpful. Zinc is involved in immune system activity, tissue regeneration, and inflammation and is vitally important in the treatment of acne.

    Vitamin A in relatively high doses has been shown to reduce sebum production and help decrease acne. Women with premenstrual aggravation of acne are often responsive to vitamin B6 supplementation.

    Because of your age and the presupposition that you might not be eating right, a few more comments about diet are in order. It would be helpful also for you to decrease the amount of sugar in your diet as well as high-fat foods. Also if you're scarfing down a lot of fast food, you may be getting too much iodine in your diet. Most iodine comes from salt. If you do put a lot of salt on your food, stop this. Also seafoods, including seaweeds like kelp, clams, lobsters, oysters and sardines, have a lot of iodine. If you eat a lot of these foods, this could be why you breakout.

    In regards to herbal remedies Purple coneflower, also known as Echinacea angustifolia, needs to be your best friend. This herb is useful in inhibiting inflammation, promoting would healing, stimulating the immune system and killing bacteria - all useful in the treatment of acne. Goldenseal is also helpful as it has antibacterial properties and is used in detoxification.

    Other helpful recommendations are to avoid the use of greasy creams or cosmetics. Thoroughly cleanse the face daily with a sulphur-containing soap or a suitable alternative such as calendula soap. Facial masks containing sulphur are also helpful. Occastional extractions by a beautician or doctor are needed. Hot compresses to the face should also help. We know you're worried about prom but remember man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart. That's found in the Bible in 1Samueal 16:7. True beauty Ms. Zit is found in kindness, meekness, and love toward others and not in a perfect bod'. Realize puberty doesn't last forever and most likely you'll outgrow the zits. Oh, to be 16 again - when zits were our biggest worry...



    Larry S.


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Diaper rash
Monday, 27-Mar-00 21:40:12

    Message:

    Can sulfur soap be used for diaper rash?

    Does anybody use it for this?

    Isn't sulphur good for drying?

    Sylvia Almeda


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