Aluminum Acetate

Aluminum acetate is a compound, a salt specifically, used for the treatment of skin irritations from:

  • poison oak
  • poison sumac
  • poison ivy
  • Soaps, cosmetics and other such substances.

This compound is mostly applied as a topical astringent. It plays a role in the treatment of foot problems, swelling, athlete’s foot, and excessive sweating. A. acetate is also used for the treatment of infections of the ear canal.

What are the precautions one should take note of?

A. acetate is not intended for internal use. It is only meant for external use. Also, the area treated should not be dressed or compressed with plastic to prevent evaporation.

How should A. acetate be used?

Administration of A. acetate is topical. It should be applied directly on the site of infection. It is most commonly available in a powdered form that is mixed with water, or can be used in a soak.

What are the likely side effects of aluminum acetate?

Use of this salt can result in skin irritation, inflammation and dryness.

How should aluminum acetate be stored?

The medicine should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from too much heat, or at room temperature. Powder packets should be kept in a well-sealed container.

Other Brand Names

A. acetate is also known as Aluminum Acetate Topical Solution USP.

More information…

If symptoms persist or worsen with usage, then immediately stop using the medicine and consult your physician.