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Aluminum acetate is a salt that is used as a topical astringent to treat skin irritations from:
Aluminum acetate is particularly helpful for foot problems including athlete’s foot, swelling, and excessive sweating. The astringent is also used to treat ear canal infections.
Aluminum acetate is for external use only. Do not compress or dress the area being treated with plastic to prevent evaporation.
Aluminum acetate is applied topically to the site of irritation. It is most commonly available in a powdered form that is mixed with water, or can be used in a soak.
Aluminum acetate can result in skin dryness, irritation, and inflammation.
Store in a cool, dry place away from excessive heat or at room temperature. Keep powder packets in a tightly sealed container.
Aluminum acetate is also known as Aluminum Acetate Topical Solution USP.
Stop use and consult a medical professional if symptoms worsen or continue.
Written by: Julia Haskins
Medically reviewed on: Jan 15, 2012: George Krucik, MD, MBA
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