Tincture of Benzoin - Polish Dan

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Another UC wife
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 2111
   Posted 4/1/2011 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Dan I went on the website for the Friars Balsam Compound brand and couldn't find it...I have the 1-800 # I can call
 
Before I do - my question is this...
 
The Smith & Nephew Tincture of Benzoin that I already have lists the ingredients of:  Isopropyl Alcohol, Sumatra Benzoin and Water.
 
Is there NO alcohol in the Friars brand?
 
It is looking like alcohol products are or maybe what is helping to irritate my husband.
 
I just got some non-alcohol protective barrier wipes that maybe we might try.  He definitely is having a reaction to the adhesive part of the wafer and the dermatologist today basically said he needs either a different one altogether or one with no adhesive.
 
To treat the skin irritation and possibly eradicate it - she feels it will only return later.
 
So the quest for the "right" wafer is underway.  Too bad as he/we like the hollister new image 2 piece system.  We will try the all pectin wafer again...tried one and it didn't seem to hold well and there was a leak after a day and 1/2 so we are not very hopeful of using wafers with no adhesive at all.
 
Kind of discouraged.

polishdan
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 1595
   Posted 4/1/2011 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
The active ingredients in Friars are Benzoin 10g, aloe 2g, storax 8g, tolu balsam 4g in each 100 ml. Inactive ingredient is ethyl alcohol. I have the Smith & nephew spray but have not tried it. Friars works great for me and "if it ain't broke dont fix it". I will keep s&n in the wings. I believe that Friars has more healing qualities but S&N is a good skin barrier. Friars burns like iodine of long ago.
 
The website is www.rougier.com
 
Perhaps I had it wrong.
 
Dan

polishdan
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 1595
   Posted 4/1/2011 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
uc wife
It is under first aid. Then scroll to the right. The ingredients are listed.

Dan

Another UC wife
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 2111
   Posted 4/1/2011 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Dan. It was last night when I tried to find it.. I didn't look under first aid and there was no search box to type it into.

The Smith & Nephew also stings a bit too when applied.

We are accumulating a lot of stuff very quickly...lol. (Can always donate what is of no further use to us when we finally find what works)
64 yr old male suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (total proctocolectomy & ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) and no longer in pain.

polishdan
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 1595
   Posted 4/1/2011 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
uc wife
I apply the Friars to the whole wafer area. It dries sticky. It comes off with the wafer and leaves no residue. I noticed that Friars and S&N have different types of alcohol. Wonder what the difference is.

Dan

betsaronie
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 318
   Posted 4/3/2011 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
you can also google Friar's balsam and it will turn up a load of websites that sell it. even amazon.com sells it. I bought mine in a smaller bottle for only $8 from a herbal pharmacy website, I don't remember it, but the brand I bought is one I was familiar with that sells herbal tinctures at tons of local stores around Cincinnati. And the stuff works wonders!!
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-J-pouch surgery step 1 of 2 3/21/11

WeirdBeard
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 123
   Posted 4/4/2011 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I use the S&N spray. I spray it on, and immediately turn the hairdryer on it. This evaporates the alcohol quickly, which is what stings.

When I have broken skin, I will use Neem Creme as well. Just a tiny bit.

Also, I will use a Marlen one piece, because it is easiest on my skin. The downside to the Marlen is that it only lasts a few days. Be sure to use a belt with it.

I rotate brands now. Coloplast, Convatec and Marlen. I try to save the Marlens for when I really need them. (I am uninsured right now, and don't have many Marlens saved up.) If I rotate them, I don't seem to build up a resistance.

Call the manufactures and see what they recommend for sensitive skin, if you haven't already. Good luck.
51 - male - in North Carolina near Asheville
UC is GONE!! Permanent ilieostomy on July 8th, 2010.
Stoma is named "Sparky".

polishdan
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 1595
   Posted 4/4/2011 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
The Friars balsam compound has more healing ingredients than the S&N spray. The S&N is a skin prep. Friars Balsam Compound is first aid and promotes healing as well as a skin prep. Friars ingredients are listed on their website.

www.rougier.com go to first aid

I have both but have not tried the S&N yet..

Dan

Another UC wife
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 2111
   Posted 4/5/2011 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Dan -- I'll be ordering some...I'll try the smaller bottle first.
64 yr old male suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (total proctocolectomy & ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) and no longer in pain.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:39 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,006,341 posts in 329,330 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161829 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, fdgdfhdff8805.
192 Guest(s), 1 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
island time