We all know how painful even the smallest splinter, thorn or ingrown hair can become when it’s shoved deep into your skin. Bug bites or stings can drive you or your kids crazy with itching or burning. The tender area can quickly become swollen, irritated and maybe even infected.
Whatever is causing the problem is probably difficult and painful to remove. No one wants to let this kind of minor skin irritation get bad enough that you might require a doctor’s help. The surprising answer to faster relief may actually be the same old-fashioned remedy your grandparents used: a drawing salve.
You may be wondering, “What the heck is a drawing salve?” Drawing salves are home remedies that have been around for over a century. The ointment, usually blended with other soothing and beneficial ingredients, is applied to the skin over the irritation. The ingredients work to soften the skin around the problem and increase circulation to the affected area. This allows the foreign object (wood splinter, thorn, glass shard, bee stinger, etc.) or blister to work its way up to the surface of the skin. Pain and pressure are relieved, and the increased blood flow to the area speeds healing, thanks to a tried and trusted remedy with active ingredients.
These days, people either try to dig out pain-causing splinters or hairs, increasing chance of infection and scarring, or they replace drawing salves with something like a triple-antibiotic ointment. In this case, the newer, medicated product might not be the best one. In terms of drawing out the offending object, these can only soften the skin.
While many people once made drawing salves at home, you can now find one high quality brand easily in stores. Hyland’s Smile’s PRID Drawing Salve has a traditional formula with active ingredients that have been helping relieve minor skin irritations for over 50 years. It uses a homeopathic blend carefully chosen for its soothing and protectant properties.* Also, it’s totally free of antibiotics.
PRID Drawing Salve is the old-fashioned secret you need today for relieving under-the-skin aggravations. It’s ideal if you work with your hands and need a fast solution to splinters and painful swelling. Your family doesn’t need to wait days for the pain and itching of a bug bite or sting to go away on its own. And if you suffer from irritating ingrown hairs, PRID can even help draw them to the surface much faster, reducing skin tenderness.
Satisfied customers have called PRID a “miracle worker” that they’ll always keep in their medicine cabinets. Find out why this trusted remedy has stood the test of time for easing the annoying irritation of splinters, thorns, ingrown hairs, bug bites and more. Pick up Hyland’s Smile’s PRID Drawing Salve now at a Walmart near you. For more information on the soothing ointment, visit http://www.hylands.com/products/prid-drawing-salve.
*CLAIMS BASED ON TRADITIONAL HOMEOPATHIC PRACTICE, NOT ACCEPTED MEDICAL EVIDENCE. NOT FDA EVALUATED.
Last modified: July 31, 2018