Whitfield's Ointment

Whitfield's Ointment is salicylic acid and benzoic acid in a suitable base, such as lanolin or vaseline.
The original ointment contains 3% salicylic acid and 6% benzoic acid, but other ratios are also used. [1] [2] [3]

It is used for the treatment of fungal infections, such as athlete's foot. It is cheap and effective [4] and can have a slight burning effect that goes away after a few minutes.

It is named for Arthur Whitfield (1868–1947), a British dermatologist.[5]

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