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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Ever heard of erythromycin ointment? It seems to heal the skin & wounds much better & faster that vitamin E cream.

Not sure if it's only available in China.Does anyone know if they can get it in their part of the world?

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

As far as I know Wocca, Erythromycin is an antibiotic cream so that would explain its effect in comparison to Vitamin E cream.

Off the top of my head i dont know if its available as a cream here in Ireland, if i find out i will let you know.

3. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

it's an antibiotic - so a prescription drug in a 'civilised' countries.

comes as well in tablets.

remember having it in my childhood for ear infection.

4. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

for all skin infections try manuka honey

www.manukauk.com

that's my webmaster's site

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting MASSAGEUK

it's an antibiotic - so a prescription drug in a 'civilised' countries.

comes as well in tablets.

remember having it in my childhood for ear infection.

That's the beauty of chemists (pharmacists) in China. You walk in, explain or show your problem, and they hand over suitable medicine. No prescriptions or high fees involved

6. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

That's the beauty of chemists (pharmacists) in China. You walk in, explain or show your problem, and they hand over suitable medicine. No prescriptions or high fees involved

If that isn't reason to move to China, I don't know what is!
I spent over 45,000 last year, out of pocket and deductables on medicine, hospitals, doctor visits...

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

From everything I found with a quick search, erytho ointment is considered a prescription preparation and not available in most places as an OTC. It is more commonly available as an opthalmic ointment for eye infections - still as a prescription. There is the possibility that erythro ointment can be found, as an OTC, packaged as an acne cream.

Triple antibiotic ointments are available in many countries as an OTC. It contains polymycin, bacitracin and neomycin, that target a broad range of bacterial infections. Neomycin (only) ointments are also available. Povidone ointment may be available as an OTC. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic which also has anti-fungal properties. It should be used with caution in people with compromised thyroid glands, as it is an iodine compound.

8. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting CupCake

If that isn't reason to move to China, I don't know what is!
I spent over 45,000 last year, out of pocket and deductables on medicine, hospitals, doctor visits...

And these Chinese creams really do work. I recently had a large tattoo done. After 4 days of applying erythromycin ointment, the skin was healed.

9. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

Triple antibiotic ointments are available in many countries as an OTC. It contains polymycin, bacitracin and neomycin, that target a broad range of bacterial infections. Neomycin (only) ointments are also available. Povidone ointment may be available as an OTC. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic which also has anti-fungal properties. It should be used with caution in people with compromised thyroid glands, as it is an iodine compound.

Fortunately, I don't have any thyroid problems.

Within reason, I can understand why the Chinese girls have such smooth skin. They regularly apply cream and use umbrellas like parasols to shade them from the sun