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Smile's PRID Homeopathic Drawing Salve 18 g

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Smile's PRID Homeopathic Drawing Salve, 18 g
 
4.2

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (33)
  • Promotes healing (30)
  • Easy to use (26)
  • Safe (24)
  • Soothing (9)

Cons

  • Messy (11)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Keep in the medicine cabinet (28)
  • Quick fix (13)
  • Emergency preparedness (10)
  • Long term use (10)
  • Outdoor activities (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (18), Novice first aid skills (14), CPR trained (4), Medical professional (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (39)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

PRID'S ALWAYS WORKS WHEN USED CORRECTLY!

GREW UP USING THIS SALVE FOR SPLINTER REMOVAL & BOILS THAT PLAGUED ME AS A CHILD AND NOW FOR SMALL INFECTIONS, BOILS AND INGROWN HAIRS UNDER ARMS ETC.

TECHNIQUE: CLEAN...Read complete review

GREW UP USING THIS SALVE FOR SPLINTER REMOVAL & BOILS THAT PLAGUED ME AS A CHILD AND NOW FOR SMALL INFECTIONS, BOILS AND INGROWN HAIRS UNDER ARMS ETC.

TECHNIQUE: CLEAN AREA WELL WITH HOT SOAPY WATER, APPLY HOT COMPRESS, DRY AREA AND PUT PRID SALVE ON THE AREA THICK LIKE PEANUT BUTTER AND PUT A LARGE BANDAID OR EVEN FIRSTAID TAPE WITHOUT GAUZE OR ANYTHING(UNLESS THE WOUND IS OPEN OR BROKEN SKIN OR DRAINING FLUID, AS GAUZE SOAKS UP A LOT OF SALVE INITIALLY...COVER THE WHOLE SURROUNDING AREA AND GO TO BED. IN AM SHOWER CLEAN AREA AND REPEAT ...USUALLY CAUSES THE BOIL TO BURST ON ITS OWN WITHIN 3-4 DAYS, BEGINS TO DRAW OUT THE INITIAL PAIN & INFLAMMATION WITHIN 24 HOURS.YES IT CAN BE MESSY, BUT YOU CAN EXPECT AT LEAST $75 FOR A DR TO LOOK AT IT OR MORE TO LANCE OR REMOVE IT SURGICALLY. IT IS PARTICULARLY GREAT FOR CHILDREN WHO CANNOT TOLERATE STINGING CREAMS OR OINTMENTS BECAUSE IT DOES NOT HURT OR BURN WHEN IT IS APPLIED (EXCEPT FOR HAVING TO TOUCH THE BOIL WHEN PUTTING ON SALVE), INGROWN HAIRS AND RAZOR BUMPS CAN EASILY CAUSE A SCARE TO A WOMAN WHO GETS THESE HARD LUMPS UNDER THE ARMS, BUT THIS STUFF USUALLY CAUSES THEM TO DISAPPEAR OVERNIGHT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO COVER THE BOIL/WOUND OR INFECTION COMPLETELY AS THIS SEEMS TO CAUSE SALVE TO SWEAT IT OUT. MOST IMPORTANTLY BE SURE TO USE A CLEAN SWAB OR INSTRUMENT TO GET SALVE OUT OF TIN AND NOT USE FINGERS WHICH COULD CONTAMINATE REST OF SALVE IN THE TIN. WE USE A PLASTIC DISPOSEABLE KNIFE OR SPOON TO APPLY OUR SALVE AND THEN THROW IT AWAY. YES IT IS SMELLY ICHY MESSY AND CAN STAIN YOUR CLOTHES BUT IT WORKS IF YOU FOLLOW PROPER TECHNIQUE AND CAN SAVE A LOT OF PAIN. TIME, AND MONEY IF YOU HAPPEN TO CARE ABOUT THAT. IF I COULD GIVE IT SEVEN STARS I WOULD!!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

didn't work for deep pimple

I’ve had what I suspect is a deep pimple under my skin for about a week. I did a little research online and discovered drawing salve. There were so many good...Read complete review

I’ve had what I suspect is a deep pimple under my skin for about a week. I did a little research online and discovered drawing salve. There were so many good reviews for this product I decided to give it a try. I applied the product and left it on every night under a band aid for 4 nights. Unfortunately for me it had no affect of pulling the pimple out like I had hoped. The blemish is diminishing but at a very slow rate and the drawing salve didn’t seem to speed things along.

I’m not saying the product doesn’t work but in my situation it didn’t work.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Didn't Work

By jlw3612

from Pasadena MD

describe yourself Parent

See all my reviews

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smile's PRID Homeopathic Drawing Salve, 18 g:

      Did nothing to draw out or heal the boil, used consistently for two weeks

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      PRID Drawing Salve

      By wordlings

      from PA

      describe yourself Novice First Aid Skills, Parent

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Promotes Healing
      • Soothing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Emergency Preparedness
        • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet
        • Outdoor Activities

        Comments about Smile's PRID Homeopathic Drawing Salve, 18 g:

        A good black drawing salve is useful for splinters or other injuries that tend to get infected or sore. Really seems soothing too. Glad to have found this product which I have used myself and found very useful and effective. It is messy and black - so use a q-tip to apply and a band-aid to secure and cover will allow this to work without any stains or messes. Recommend.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Allergic reaction

        By KitCat

        from Washington

        describe yourself Novice First Aid Skills

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smile's PRID Homeopathic Drawing Salve, 18 g:

            I had a delayed allergic reaction to PRID. I was very careful only to use it only on the area I wanted drawn (1/4" or so). I used non-latex bandages and followed the directions. After a few days I noticed some blistering, so I stopped using it, but it continued to blister well beyond where I had put the PRID and it took 10+ days to heal. The blisters are gone but over a week later the skin is still a purplish/pink color where it broke out (size around 1"x2"). And to top it off, the bump I was hoping to have drawn out, is still there, not drawn. I also used it on a couple of commodones (or milia) and thankfully no blisters, but it didn't work on drawing them out either. I'm not saying it doesn't work ... I'm saying it didn't work for me.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This stuff works!

            By Natural Girl

            from Groveland, MA

            describe yourself Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective

            Cons

            • Difficult to Use

            Best Uses

            • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet

            Comments about Smile's PRID Homeopathic Drawing Salve, 18 g:

            This is a lifesaver if you've got an acne prone teen in the house! Put it on overnight and those painful pimples are gone within a couple of days.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Salve that heals and soothes.

            By wordlings

            from PA

            describe yourself Parent

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Promotes Healing
            • Soothing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet

              Comments about Smile's PRID Homeopathic Drawing Salve, 18 g:

              This salve was useful for healing an area that should have been healing better, but was getting red around the injury. A bandaid was useful in keeping the area covered. As soon as I applied this I felt better and my injury began healing well. (I've been looking for something like this since I could no longer get Good Samaritan Salve - which is no longer available.)

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Really works!

              By Janet

              from Buena Park, CA

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Effective

              Cons

              • Messy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smile's PRID Homeopathic Drawing Salve, 18 g:

                What I really like about the product is that it works. I get the WORST ingrown hairs in my bikini area due to waxing. They are big and they're so painful. This might sound kind of gross but they turn into this sac that's just filled with blood and pus. I've had this stuff for a while but never really used it properly. Recently I had this awful sac and I could feel it under the skin. Well I applied Prid every night and it was almost like the Prid almost brought the sac to the top of my skin and kind of... drained it. I don't know how to explain it but this is the only thing that works to get rid of ingrown messes! The only con: it stains my underwear.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works great!!!

                By NovaGirl

                from Washington DC

                describe yourself Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Promotes Healing
                • Safe
                • Soothing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Emergency Preparedness
                  • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet
                  • Quick Fix

                  Comments about Smile's PRID Homeopathic Drawing Salve, 18 g:

                  I put it on ingrown hairs, boils, cysts, splinters, pimples, cover with a bandage and they disappear overnight. This stuff works great!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Smile's Prid Homeopathic Drawing Salve

                  By spunky

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Effective
                  • Promotes Healing

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Smile's PRID Homeopathic Drawing Salve, 18 g:

                      Toe fungus that isn't responding with OTC, the salve helped to draw the fungus out, to show me where on my feet the fungus is to treat, and to help with the swelling (knobs) around the toe joints that must be fungus as well that blistered, then popped, and are healing well. Made the feet itch more but in the end well worth it to destroy the fungus.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      really thick

                      By Suz

                      from BG,WA

                      describe yourself Novice First Aid Skills

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Worked ok

                      Cons

                      • Difficult to Use
                      • Hard to apply

                      Best Uses

                      • Keep In The Trunk
                      • Quick Fix

                      Comments about Smile's PRID Homeopathic Drawing Salve, 18 g:

                      This product was not easy to use. It didn't smell good either. It's so thick that it's hard to apply

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Old time recipes really do work!

                      By Sarah Boo

                      from Indianapolis, IN

                      describe yourself Parent

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Promotes Healing
                      • Safe

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet
                        • Quick Fix

                        Comments about Smile's PRID Homeopathic Drawing Salve, 18 g:

                        My husband is an auto mechanic, constantly working around metal and metal shavings. It seems he comes home weekly with a sliver of metal embedded in his hands, arms and even face! As anyone who has ever had a splinter knows, that will never begin to heal unless you get that splinter out!

                        It doesn't smell the best (kind of pine tar-ish) but isn't overly offensive. I put a good size glob on his sore and put a bandage over it. After leaving it on all night and all day, he took it off the next day at home from work... And surprise, surprise there was a little metal sliver on the bandage pad and the sore began to heal nicely! We were both impressed! A definite must have!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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