Whitfield's ointment


Whit·​field's ointment ˈ(h)wit-ˌfēldz- How to pronounce Whitfield's ointment (audio)
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: an ointment that contains benzoic acid and salicylic acid and is used for its keratolytic effect in treating fungal skin diseases (as ringworm)

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“Whitfield's ointment.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Whitfield%27s%20ointment. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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