What Is Aluminum Acetate Used For?
Aluminum acetate is a salt that is used as a topical astringent to treat skin irritations from:
- poison ivy
- poison oak
- poison sumac
- substances such as soaps and cosmetics
- insect bites
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.
What Precautions Should I Be Aware Of?
Aluminum acetate is for external use only. Do not compress or dress the area being treated with plastic to prevent evaporation.
How Should I Use This Medicine?
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.
What Side Effects May I Experience?
Aluminum acetate can result in skin dryness, irritation, and inflammation.
How Should I Store This Medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from excessive heat or at room temperature. Keep powder packets in a tightly sealed container.
Other Names/Brand Names
Aluminum acetate is also known as Aluminum Acetate Topical Solution USP.
Stop use and consult a medical professional if symptoms worsen or continue.