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What are the risks of using topical sulfur to treat skin conditions?

When using sulfur to treat skin conditions, be careful to avoid getting sulfur in your eyes, mouth and nose. Avoid putting sulfur on your lips and on areas where your skin is open or cut. Follow these usage tips for best results:
  • If you are using cream, lotion or ointment, wash and dry the area well before applying. Once dry, gently rub in sulfur to the desired area.
  • If using sulfur in liquid form, be sure to first shake the product and mix it well.
  • If you are using sulfur in soap or shampoo form, use warm water, lather, wash and rinse, then apply again and rub in for several minutes. If there is excess lather, wipe it away with a towel without rinsing it off.

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