18 questions from our users
Can Ungvita be used on acne? (Specifically at night after benzoyl peroxide, as a last step/occlusive moisturiser?)
Only ever used the pink creamy ungvita as preferred it to the ointment type ungvita...r u still able to purchase the pink 1 as I’ve only seen the ointment 1
can ungvita be used to heal a wound that is not healing
Ungvita will certainly help. The vitamin A in Ungviita promotes cell growth and also helps the skin to fight inflammation/infection which may be causing some of the problem. I would also recommend a few minutes of sunlight on the wound several times a day as UV radiation also kills germs.
Can I purchase a larger amount of Ungvita?
Hi Maggie, not that I am aware of. Only ever purchased it in the packet pictured. Love this stuff. Great for your eyelashes, a thin smear on your finger, then spread on your lashes makes a big difference.
Hi Maggie, I only know of the 50g tube in recent years. When I was a child (I'm 76 now) my parents used to buy a much larger jar that lasted for many years. (No expiry dates back then!). I only use it for rapid healing of skin cuts and abrasions and only a very small amount is needed, so the little 50g tube lasts for years too!
Does Ungvita cream help in the regeneration of skin over a wound having totally scrapped skin (area 8 cm x 8 cm) ?
Honey works well for that. Know this from much experience in healing skin wounds on myself and others. I have also been a beekeeper. Manuka honey is good, however use pasture honey unless it is an infected wound as it can sting a bit.
Can Ungvita cream be used on wound that won't heal?
My experience with Ungvita is mainly on small cuts, grazes etc and it heals them very rapidly. If a cut is deep enough, I use an adhesive bandage to pull the edges together. This works really well on the little nicks I get near my fingernails. I have never had a 'wound that won't heal', and I'm not a medical doctor, so I can't answer your question, except to say that non-healing is usually due to some other problem, and it would be worth getting your GP's advice about it.
Is ungvita good for athletes foot in children?
I have never used ungvita on athletes foot which I would call tinea, however as the itch would be driving your child crazy I certainly would give ungvita a try as will heal the scin within a couple of days and your child should get rid of the itch within a hour of applying.
. A 50g tube of ungvita at your local chemist will cost you under $10.00 and I can assure you that having ungvita in your home is a must for other scin repair jobs .Good luck I would also like some feedback as to if it worked or not on athletes foot.
Hmm well considering athletes foot is a fungal condition, I wouldn't suggest it UNLESS you know that the fungi has completely eradicated. If you apply it on the skin when the fungi is still there, you could promote more grow as they they thrive well in warm and moist environment. Speak to the pharmacist, they might recommend a cortisone cream to relieve the itching and inflammation.
Is Ungvita a swabable product? I work in the horse racing industry and I use it on my horses injuries and it works a charm. What I need to know is does the ointment have and contents that NSW racing prohibit from use on racing thoroughbred race horses.
Hi. I am trying to find some tubes of the old ungvita ointment commonly called fish ointment when i was a kid. I really really need it do you still make it and where can i get some????
Hi just wondering if ungvita Vit Aa ointment from Bayer had any side effects, I have applied a generous amount on my hands which were very dry & cracked & am now experiencing itchiness & a bumpy rash when scratched it seems powdery, is this part of the exfoliation process? Thanks xx
Every medicine can have side effects on different people at different times. It is best to stop using it for the moment and see your doctor. This medicine usually relieves itchiness so you could be allergic to something in the product. The doctor needs to see what kind of rash it is to advise you on the best treatment.
Does anyone know where I can buy the pink cream base ungvita? I can only find the oil base and that stains my clothes
Is Ungvita A, any good for treating dark circles under the eyes.
Hirudoid ointment is the cheapest and one of the most effective treatments for dark circles under the eyes. It's usually around $10-$15 from the chemist. You can also help to address the cause of the dark circles by drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, and not taking anything that might tax your liver (especially alcohol and drugs). A healthy diet can make a difference too.
How long has Ung vita been on the market? I am 84 years old and if I didn't have it in my own childhood I certainly used it for my own children and now my doctor recommends it for me
I'm not sure how long Ungvita has been on the market. A Google search did not come up with any info, though I have been using it for at least 5 years.
Forever I think :-) We certainly had an ancient pot of it in the pantry. I don't think it ever goes off. Perhaps it is as old as fish :-)
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