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Smile's PRID Homeopathic Drawing Salve 18 g

 
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Smile's PRID Homeopathic Drawing Salve, 18 g
 
4.3

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (30)
  • Promotes healing (27)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Safe (21)
  • Soothing (6)

Cons

  • Messy (10)
  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Keep in the medicine cabinet (25)
  • Quick fix (12)
  • Emergency preparedness (10)
  • Long term use (9)
  • Outdoor activities (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (18), Novice first aid skills (12), CPR trained (4), Medical professional (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (36)

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

 

The jury is still out

Based on the reviews, I bought this to draw out the boils that my daughter develops under her arms. We have had some success with it but I think what has worked better is...Read complete review

Based on the reviews, I bought this to draw out the boils that my daughter develops under her arms. We have had some success with it but I think what has worked better is this ointment I used to be able to buy locally called Draw Out Salve, which was dirt cheap and even smellier and gooier than the Prid ointment. Although based on the reviews of Prid and the success others have had using it for everything from pimples to bee stings and splinters there is definitely a place for the Prid ointment in my medicine cabinet arsenal.

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5.0

Great Stuff

By Sarah

from Fredericksburg, TX

describe yourself CPR Trained

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Effective
  • Promotes Healing
  • Safe
  • Soothing
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

  • Long Term Use
  • Quick Fix

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

I suffer from dry skin. A recent trip to New England wreaked havoc on my fingers, especially my index fingers. My skin was bumpy, peeling, dry, and even bleeding at some points. I picked this up and decided to give it a try, as lotion and Vaseline weren't cutting it. I applied it to my fingers and wrapped them in large adhesive bandages before bed. The next morning I was SHOCKED to see how much better my skin looked and felt after just one application. This success prompted me to apply it to my heels, which are constantly dry, peeling, and painful. I have tried countless products and nothing has worked. Again, after one application, my skin looked and felt SO MUCH BETTER. That being said, you should be aware of a few things if you are considering trying this product.

1. It has a very distinct smell, similar to pine tar, so be prepared.

2. The substance is quite firm, so the first time you go to use it, you really need to dig into the salve with your fingers in order to get a decent amount out of the tin. It isn't like Vaseline or lip balm. You need to press HARD.

3. The consistency of the product is thick and gooey. This is what makes it such a great salve, but it will leave your hands feeling sticky, so you will need to wash them when you are finished applying it to the affected area.

All in all, a great product at a great price! I'm glad I found it!

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smile's PRID homopathic drawing save

By betz

from Indiana

describe yourself Novice First Aid Skills

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Safe

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet
    • Long Term Use
    • Outdoor Activities
    • Quick Fix

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

    I got a cut outside and something got stuck in the cut even tho I cleaned it. No matter what I did I could not get it out and it hurt. I ordered this hoping I would not have to go to the dr., and it worked. Did exactly as the product recommended and within a day it worked. I don't know how it worked, but I do know from now on this product will always be in my medicine cabinet.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    You Need to Try This

    By Gair Bear

    from Atlanta

    describe yourself Novice First Aid Skills

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Promotes Healing

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

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

      This stuff works miracles! I had been battling a series of cysts/boils on my legs. I applied this salve on them and several all but disappeared overnight! I don't know how it works, but it does!!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Ganglion Cyst Gone!!!!

      By Tracy the mom

      from Fenton, MI

      describe yourself Mother Of Four

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Any First Aid Need
      • Cysts
      • Emergency Preparedness
      • Infections
      • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet
      • Keep In The Trunk
      • Long Term Use
      • Quick Fix
      • Styes

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

      I have been coping with a ganglion cyst for the past four years on the top of my wrist. It is extremely painful and though I had tried everything short of surgery, It has never gone away. I even had it drained by a doctor, which I don't recommend, because it was back within days due to the fact that draining it doesn't remove the sac so it just refills. Well, a few days ago I saw Prids Drawing Salve on a local stores shelf and decided to try it for my sons styes and other boo-boos. On a whim, I decided to glop a quarter sized amount on my wrist and cover it with a Bandaid overnight. I have done this two nights. Today, I went to take the Bandaid off discouraged, because my cyst didn't look any different. Right before taking the bandaid off I squished the cyst (thinking, "why won't you go away?!) applying a bit of pressure, but not painful at all, and GUESS WHAT?! IT POPPED!!! I can't believe it is gone! Thank you so much Prids!!!!! My son's styes are looking better as well!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      It does work

      By Loves To Shop Online

      from Atlanta, GA

      describe yourself CPR Trained, Parent

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Promotes Healing

      Cons

      • Difficult to Use
      • Doesn't Alleviate Pain
      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet
      • Quick Fix

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

      It works. I was sort of skeptical because I have never used anything like this before, but I get boils under my arms a lot. I bought some today, and I swear the thing had popped 30 min later. I put some on and covered it with a band-aid. Will definitely keep on hand.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Worked for us

      By Kitty (and family)

      from Michigan

      describe yourself Parent

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Promotes Healing
      • Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet

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

        We were long-time drawing salve users, but noticed several years ago that the ingredients seemed to have changed and the modern product was more smelly and staining than effective. We gave Prid a try and found it at least as effective as the other drawing salves, and considerably better smelling. Technically, I guess I'd have to say it is MORE effective than other drawing salves because we're actually willing to commit to repeated applications and get the most benefit from it. Like other drawing salves, it's a little messy, so we're careful to use a Bandaid when practical. We've used it twice recently. My son used it on a small infection on his toe; he texted me from French class to tell me it had worked impressively well and his sock was wet. Gross. My brother used it on a painful ingrown hair on his neck. His results took longer and it was difficult to convince him to stick with it and keep reapplying, but I noticed that it looked considerably better a week later. The ingredient list is pretty easy to live with. The price is reasonable. The results are good enough to earn it a regular spot in the medicine cabinet.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        1.0

        Didn't Work

        By JLR

        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

            (1 of 1 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

              (1 of 3 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

                  (2 of 2 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

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