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Bayer Ungvita Vitamin A Ointment

Bayer Ungvita Vitamin A Ointment Questions & Answers

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17 questions from our users

Kerry Lee C.

Kerry Lee C.asked

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

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Andi
Andi

I remember this back in the day. Not sold any more in NZ and perhaps not world wide either. I remember it having a nice smell. However I find the (vaseline type) Ungvita to work wonders.

Kerry Lee C.
Kerry Lee C.

Thx


Frank D.

Frank D.asked

can ungvita be used to heal a wound that is not healing

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Sharron71
Sharron71

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.

Andi
Andi

I think it would help! I used this on my sons carpet burn when he had a fit and it worked. I think if you have tried other remedies you should give it a go. Its certainly my go to cream! I agree with Sharron 71 (above)
Can I ask what your wound is from?


Maggie

Maggieasked

Can I purchase a larger amount of Ungvita?

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Andi
Andi

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.

Glen
Glen

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!


Sunil Kumar Mahato

Sunil Kumar Mahatoasked

Does Ungvita cream help in the regeneration of skin over a wound having totally scrapped skin (area 8 cm x 8 cm) ?

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Ross W.
Ross W.

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.


Bob

Bobasked

Can Ungvita cream be used on wound that won't heal?

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Glen
Glen

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.


arsenio baptista

arsenio baptistaasked

Can it be used in fish ulcers?

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carmel
carmel

I don't know. I know little about fish.
Sorry.


Pete

Peteasked

Is it good for burns on your foot ???

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carmel
carmel

I'm not qualified to give medical advice, but I would use it for burns on my feet - providing they are not infected or weeping. Good luck!


Kimkim

Kimkimasked

can ungvita vitamin A oitment use for Keratosis pilaris

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fox
fox

sorry, I can not help you with this skin condition

ClaireBear
ClaireBear

I want to know this, too! My dad has asked me to send him some for his sun damaged face, so at $10 a tube, we might as well buy one for ourselves and see if it works...


Chris

Chrisasked

Is ungvita good for athletes foot in children?

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fox
fox

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.

Caroline
Caroline

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.


Kevin

Kevinasked

What size containers and price for cuts and wounds? THANKS kEVIN.

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Mon
Mon

I do believe it only comes in a 50g tube. It's between $7 -$9 . Amcal chemist have it for 7.95

Can't say there is a specific amount needed for wounds.. dependant on size of wounds


Norman

Normanasked

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.

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KitchenWitch
KitchenWitch

I'd imagine you would need to cross reference the ingredients with the manufacturer and the industry code. I've used it on horses for years and yep it fixes just about anything, including severe 'rain scald'.


Rany Lim

Rany Limasked

Is this good for acne skin?

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Tracey
Tracey

I would not recommend it for skin where the acne is active as it is very oily and could exacerbate the condition. Once the acne has cleared up you could ask your gp if it would be suitable for your skin type to help clear up acne scars.


wyn triffit

wyn triffitasked

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????

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Tracey
Tracey

Bayer still produce Ungvita and it's available over the counter at most chemists in Australia. It usually costs around $10. It's usually found on the shelves with the baby products. All the best!

Sara
Sara

All Priceline pharmacies carry it. Cheers


Nin bennett

Nin bennettasked

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

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Tracey
Tracey

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.


Lauren

Laurenasked

Does anyone know where I can buy the pink cream base ungvita? I can only find the oil base and that stains my clothes

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NovemberSierra
NovemberSierra

Sorry. I haven't seen Ungvita cream on the shelves for a couple of years.

Andi
Andi

Are you thinking if Bepanthen. I'm sure they used to make a pink coloured cream. It was also excellent for happy rash etc. I have not been able to buy it for sometime only the white one.


Aidan76

Aidan76asked

Is Ungvita A, any good for treating dark circles under the eyes.

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NovemberSierra
NovemberSierra

Not sure. Never known anyone who has tried it for that.

Tracey
Tracey

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.


Nyra

Nyraasked

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

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Jaejae
Jaejae

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.

neroli_w
neroli_w

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 :-)

backslap
backslap

Family and I plus Wife's family all using it at various times since early 1960s!


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