What is the best way to use topical sulfur to treat skin conditions?

There is no "best" way to use topical sulfur to treat skin conditions. Usage varies based on the type of sulfur preparation you are using. If you are using a cream, lotion or ointment, first wash your hands and then wash and dry the desired area well before gently rubbing topical sulfur onto the skin. If using a liquid preparation, be sure to shake first to mix it well. If you are using a sulfur soap or shampoo, use warm water, lather, wash and rinse; then apply again and rub in for several minutes. Wipe away excess lather with a towel rather than rinsing it off.

Sulfur is typically used one to three times per day, with effects noticed within several weeks. It is important to avoid getting sulfur in your eyes, mouth and nose. Avoid putting it on your lips and on areas where your skin is open or cut.

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