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English translation: ichthyol (ammonium bituminosulphonate)

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Italian term or phrase:ittiolo (ammonio solfoittiolato)
English translation:ichthyol (ammonium bituminosulphonate)
Entered by: Kaiserina
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12:40 Jan 19, 2007
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Pharmaceuticals
Italian term or phrase: ittiolo
Hi,

You know "ittiolo", that black stuff that you put on ingrown toenails and spini di carciofo when they get in your hands? What the heck is it in English?

I did a search for "ithiol" and "ammonia sulphoithiolate" (the approximate Anglicisations of "ammonio solfoittiolato", the main ingredient in ittiolo) but not much is coming up.

Anybody want to save me hours of searching through medical dictionaries and tell me what it is in English please? I want to see if it's available here in Ireland.

Thanks in advance!
Katy
Kaiserina
Canada
Local time: 16:32
ichthyol
Explanation:
I confess I've never heard of it, but looking up the prefix "itt" in my Zanichelli gave me "ichth" as the English equivalent, and there are 500k+ hits for ichthyol online.
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Marie-Hélène Hayles
Local time: 23:32
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That's it! Awsome. Shoulda known to try the fishy prefix. I hope they sell it here, my toe is killing me :))))

Ichthyol® or ammonium bituminosulphonate (CAS 8029-68-3) is a product of natural origin obtained in the first step by dry distillation of sulphur-rich oil shale. It is used in medicine as a remedy for treating some forms of skin diseases, such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. It is commonly used in an ointment in 10% or 20% concentrate as a "drawing salve", also called "black ointment". Its dermatological action was discovered by Austrian physician Paul Gerson Unna.
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ichthyol


Explanation:
I confess I've never heard of it, but looking up the prefix "itt" in my Zanichelli gave me "ichth" as the English equivalent, and there are 500k+ hits for ichthyol online.


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Marie-Hélène Hayles
Local time: 23:32
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 107
Grading comment
That's it! Awsome. Shoulda known to try the fishy prefix. I hope they sell it here, my toe is killing me :))))

Ichthyol® or ammonium bituminosulphonate (CAS 8029-68-3) is a product of natural origin obtained in the first step by dry distillation of sulphur-rich oil shale. It is used in medicine as a remedy for treating some forms of skin diseases, such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. It is commonly used in an ointment in 10% or 20% concentrate as a "drawing salve", also called "black ointment". Its dermatological action was discovered by Austrian physician Paul Gerson Unna.

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