Salicylic Acid is generally used in treatment of dermatitis, keratoses and psoriasis
How to use
Salicylic Acid is meant for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. For directions before use, please check the label. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
How it works
Salicylic Acid is a keratolytic drug. It treats pimples (acne) by penetrating into the skin and killing acne-causing bacteria. It additionally reduces oil production in the skin, replenishes acne-prone skin and helps keep your pores open.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Salicylic Acid good for acne/acne scars/ skin/hair/genital warts/ remove dark spots/exfoliate skin? Salicylic Acid is part of an acne cream/ointment/solution/gel/shampoo/medicated plaster. It is used for curing acne and its scars. It is also used for dandruff problems. It is not used for lightening the skin or exfoliating it. It is not used to cure genital warts
Q. Does Salicylic Acid work? Salicylic Acid works best if used for an indication at the dose prescribed by the doctor
Q. Does it expire? Salicylic Acid does expire and should not be used beyond the expiry date
Q. How does Salicylic Acid work? Salicylic Acid is used as part of an acne cream/ointment/solution/gel/shampoo/medicated plaster. It works on reducing swelling and redness and thus causing pimples to shrink. It also loosens and softens the dry, scaly skin thus causing it to peel off.
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