1 What is Liquimat?

Brand: Liquimat, Sastid Soap, Sulfoam, Sulfo-Lo, Sulmasque, Sulpho-Lac, Sul-Ray Aloe Vera Acne, Thylox Acne Treatment, Zapzyt Cleansing

Generic: Sulfur topical

Liquimat is used in the treatment of various kind of skin disorder. Sulfur causes drying and peeling of skin which allows excess dirt and oil to be easily washed away.

Sulfur is used to treat acne, seborrheic dermatitis, and scabies. It may also be used in the treatment of other conditions as determined by your doctor.

It is available in different forms such as soap, ointment, shampoo, liquid, lotion, cream, gel/jelly and the solution only with your doctor’s prescription.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before using Liquimat, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.

Before starting the treatment your doctor should be informed about conditions such as:

Allergy: Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any food, preservatives, dyes, or had an allergic reaction when you used this drug before.

Children: It does not cause any different side effects from adults.

Elderly: This medicine does not cause any different side effects or problem than it does in younger adults.

Pregnancy: It is not known if it is safe to use sulfur in pregnancy. You should discuss Sulfur’s risks and benefits in pregnancy with your doctor.

Breast Feeding: There are no adequate studies which prove that Sulfur passes into breast milk. If you are using Sulfur while nursing, discuss it with your doctor for possible risk factors.

Drug Interactions: Sulfur may interact with other drugs. Your doctor should be informed of any other medicines which you are taking. He may want to change the dosage or drug.

Other Medical Problem: Several other conditions may reduce its effectiveness.

Do not use sulfur topical on sunburned, windburn, dry, chapped, or irritated skin. It could make these conditions much worse. Do not apply it on the wound or on an area of eczema.

3 Precautions to Take

Before using Liquimat, there are some precautions you must take.

Avoid using other topical products on the same area unless otherwise told by your doctor. They may interfere with the effects or absorption of sulfur topical.

Some of them are:

  • Abrasive soaps or cleansers
  • Alcohol-containing preparations
  • Any other topical acne preparation or preparation containing a peeling agent (for example, benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid, or tretinoin [vitamin An acid])
  • Cosmetics or soaps that dry the skin
  • Medicated cosmetics
  • Other topical medicine for the skin
  • Avoid application of any mercury containing topical ointment on the same area as sulfur. It may cause a foul odor which may be irritating to skin and may stain that area black

4 Potential Side Effects

As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Liquimat.

Some people may experience none or minor side effects. Consult with your doctor if they become problematic or frequent.

Most common are:

  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Tingling
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Dryness
  • Peeling
  • Irritation of the skin

If these side effects are excessive, apply sulfur topical less often.

Most severe are:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.