Lime Sulfur Dip
Lime sulfur concentrate
Lime sulfur concentrate is an antifungal and antiparasitic solution useful in the topical treatment of ringworm, mange (sarcoptic and demodectic), as well as other non-specific skin conditions of dogs, cats and horses. Lime sulfur concentrate has a high level of safety and efficacy and can be used on puppies and kittens. Lime sulfur concentrate may be applied as a rinse, spray or dip after dilution at 5-7 day intervals. Lime sulfur concentrate is available from your veterinarian in 4 oz, 16 oz and 1 gallon bottles.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
- Sulfurated lime concentrate (97.8%) with antimicrobial activity
- Antifungal, antiseptic, antiparasitic and keratolytic; used topically
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
- Used to treat ringworm (dermatophytosis), sarcoptic mange, demodectic mange and other conditions where lime sulfur might be helpful
Read and carefully follow the directions provided by your veterinarian.
Rubber gloves are recommended to avoid contact with skin. May temporarily stain hair coat or animal’s skin. May also stain/discolor clothing, jewellery and porous surfaces. Remove all jewellery or other valuable items.
Pour 4 oz concentrate into 1 gallon of water. Mix well.
Bathe animal with shampoo prior to treatment with Lime sulfur concentrate.
Rinse off shampoo.
Pour or spray diluted Lime sulfur concentrate onto haircoat and work into skin. Your pet may also be dipped into the diluted solution. Allow to dry on animal’s skin without rinsing. Apply only as directed by your veterinarian.
Repeat application at 5-7 day intervals.
The frequency and length of use of this product depends upon the condition being treated and your animal’s response to the medication.
Tips for handling product: If the product dries around the container opening or cap or a precipitate forms, immerse sealed container in warm water for approximately 15 minutes and shake well. Then use according to directions.
Gloves should be worn when applying this product.
WHAT ANIMALS SHOULD NOT USE THIS PRODUCT?
- Animals with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to sulfur
WHAT IF A TREATMENT IS MISSED?
If a treatment is missed, perform it as soon as you can. If it is already time for the next treatment, skip the missed treatment and go back to the normal schedule.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
This product must be diluted with water prior to application on an animal.
For topical use only on dogs, cats and horses.
This product has a strong, unpleasant smell and may stain light colored animals, as well as porous surfaces (e.g. cement). It will also change the color of jewellery.
Discontinue use if skin becomes irritated or inflamed, and call your veterinarian.
Store at controlled room temperature (59-86°F).
Avoid getting it in your animal's eyes, ears or mucous membranes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water and consult a veterinarian.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and animals. For external animal use only.
Wash hands and exposed skin after use.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- If redness, irritation or inflammation persists or increases, discontinue use and consult your veterinarian
- If you notice any unusual symptoms, discontinue use and contact your veterinarian
CAN THIS PRODUCT BE USED WITH OTHER DRUGS?
- Yes, but if your animal experiences any unusual reactions when using multiple medications, contact your veterinarian.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your animal has accidentally ingested this concentrate or has received more than the prescribed amount.
WHAT TO TELL/ASK A VETERINARIAN BEFORE USING THIS MEDICATION?
Talk to your veterinarian about:
- When will your animal need to be rechecked
- What tests may need to be performed prior to and during treatment with this drug
- What are the risks and benefits of using this drug
- If your animal has experienced side-effects on other drugs/products
- If your animal has experienced any other medical problems or allergies now or ever
- All medicines and supplements that you are giving your animal or plan to give your animal, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your animal's medicines can be given together.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your animal's condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
As with all prescribed medications, Lime sulfur concentrate should only be used on the animal for which it was prescribed.
Lime sulfur concentrate should be only be used for the condition for which it was prescribed.
This is just a summary of information about Lime sulfur concentrate. If you have any questions or concerns about Lime sulfur concentrate or for the condition it was prescribed, please contact your veterinarian.