Pull ointment

Definition and introduction

Almost everyone has to deal with pesky pimples in the course of their life. For more than 100 years people have sworn by the effects of the pull ointment. The pull ointment is a skin remedy (dermatics). It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal (against fungi), blood circulation and analgesic effects.

Pull ointment is used for inflammatory skin diseases such as boils, acne, abscesses. Their use is said to accelerate the maturation and emptying of an abscess. In most cases, an abscess is caused by bacteria or an infection. When an abscess develops, there is almost always an inflammatory reaction, which is accompanied by warming, reddening and swelling of the affected area. By using a pulling ointment, the symptoms are alleviated and the removal of the source of inflammation accelerated.


There are various manufacturers of pull ointment, who also value a different composition. One of these preparations is Ichtholan or Ilon® Classic. Ichtholan is in the Versions 10%, 20% and 50%. The effect of Ichtholan is based on the active ingredient Ichthammolum. Ichthammolum belongs to the group of medicines Ammonium bituminosulfonates, what turn to the Anti-inflammatory drugs counts. Anti-inflammatory drugs are drugs that anti-inflammatory Act. Oil shale are sedimentary rocks that contain a precursor of petroleum. The Ammonium bituminosulfonate is made from oil shale with sulfonation and neutralization of certain substances. Of the Ingredient of the pull ointment acts on the skin reducing and antibacterial to the Sebum secretion.

Ichtholan 10% is particularly used in the facial skin area. Here it is used for pimples in the area of ​​the cheeks, forehead, eyelids and corners of the mouth. Ichtholan 20% is suitable for inflammation in deeper areas. This includes abscesses, sweat gland inflammation and nail bed inflammation. On the other hand, Ichtholan 50% is used in the ripening of boils.

Pull ointment can also be used to create a 3-5 day bandage to put on. Here it is used to relieve inflammation of joint inflammation or of Tendinitis. Train ointment can also be used for sports injuries such as Compression, bruises or bruises can be used. Here promotes a Permanent bandage with pulling ointment the regression of Joint effusions, the Improvement of joint mobility and the Pain relief.

Besides Ichtholan there is Leucen as a common pull ointment. The Active ingredients des Leucen are next to the Ichthammolum besides that Aluminii acetatis tartratis solutio, Balsamum peruvianum, Benzalkonii chloridum, Bismuthi subgallas, Morrhuae oleum, Macrogoli 9 aether laurilicus, Pini resina, Dextrocamphora, Zinci oxidum. The Application area of ​​Leucen are especially minor skin injuries how Boils, abscesses, acne and others Dilatations. The mode of action of Leucen is based on the Activate blood circulation in the area of ​​application and at the same time the top layer of skin to soften. The softening of the top layer of skin leads to the pus can escape more easily and the inflammatory reaction heals better and faster.


The pull ointment is used, among other things, for acne.

Pull ointment is an ointment for external use of Skin disorders. It is important to carry out the treatment for both Leucen and Ichtoholan until the inflammation has subsided. Leucen and Ichtholan® 10% are applied thinly to the affected skin area, if possible with a small spatula. The coated area can be covered with some cotton or a gauze bandage. Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, this happens once a day.

Ichtholan® 20% and 50% are applied thickly to the affected area.
Then seal this area airtight over a large area with a plaster. You can also protect the plaster with a gauze bandage. This wound care should be at the latest renewed after 3 days and be changed. After every dressing change, care should be taken to ensure that old ointment residues completely removed become. This can be done with soap and water.
In general, care should be taken to ensure that the affected area of ​​skin is cleansed before applying pulling ointment. Contaminated areas can represent a potential hazard Inflammation by smear infection forward. To ensure safe use, care must be taken to disinfect the surrounding skin tissue. If possible, the dressing should not slip, cover well and be hermetically sealed. To disinfect the wound you can Disinfectant sprays it can also be useful for bathing with disinfectant additives.

Side effects and interactions

Special Attention when using Pull ointment is required with one Hypersensitivity against Ammonium bituminosulfonate (Ichthammolum) or other ingredients of the Pull ointment.

Ichtholan® was at Children under 12 years yet not tested and thus offers no security in use. Care should be taken to see if the use of Pull ointment a Improvement of the wound adjusts. If this does not happen within 2-3 weeks, a doctor should be consulted. Do they use other topical medicines or suffer from other diseases such as Allergies, you should also discuss the use of pull ointment with your doctor. The ammonium bituminosulfant contained in it can increase the solubility of other active ingredients, making them easier to get into the skin or increasing their effectiveness.

Ichtholan® 50% may during the Pregnancy or breastfeeding not used become. So far there is no knowledge of risks during this period. However, the manufacturer does not recommend taking it during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

The Ability to drive is not endangered by the use of pulling ointment and there are no separate application regulations for older patients either. A pediatrician should always be asked for advice with children. In addition, contact with the eyes should be avoided.

In the Use of Ichtholan® 50% in the Anal and intimate areas it should be noted that the ingredients of the pull ointment become one Decrease in the tensile strength of condoms can lead. This affects the safety of condoms. In rare cases it can Pull ointment to Intolerance reactions on the skin to lead. these can Burning, itching, and redness cause. In individual cases it can Blistering come. If skin reactions occur, a doctor should be consulted.


Most Pull ointments are without prescription and available at the pharmacy. However, a few exceptions require a prescription.