How to use salicylic acid topically
This medication is used to treat mild to moderate acne. It is possible to use it with other acne treatments. Before mixing acne treatments, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Salicylic acid gel belongs to the salicylates class of drugs. salicylic acid for acne can help the skin shed dead cells from the top layer first and reduce redness and swelling when applied to the skin (inflammation). This reduces the amount of pimples that appear and speeds up the healing process.
Follow product instructions exactly. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns. Check if you are not allergic to this product before using it for the first time. Apply a small amount to one or two minor acne areas for three days to see if it works. If you develop an allergic reaction to this product, stop using it immediately and consult a doctor. You can use the product if you don’t have an allergic reaction. This medicine should only be used on the skin. Do not let this medication come in contact with eyes, nose, mouth, groin, or any broken skin to avoid irritation such as cuts, scrapes, rashes. If you get the medicine in some places, rinse it off for 15 minutes with cold water.
Apply a thin layer of medicine to the areas of your skin affected by acne, normally 1-2 times a day or as advised by your doctor if you are using a cream, lotion, solution or gel. Lightly wash the affected area with a mild cleanser before administering each dose, then pat it dry. A small amount of medicine should be applied to the affected area and rubbed in gently. If you are going to use the tampons, wash the affected area with a mild cleanser before patting it dry. To apply the medicine, gently wipe the pad over the skin 1-3 times daily or as directed by your doctor.
After each use, wash your hands. If you are going to use a cleanser with salicylic acid gel, Be sure to moisten the affected area first. For 10-20 seconds, gently massage cleanser into skin. Scrubbing the skin is not a good idea. Rinse well and pat dry after making a thick lather. If the cleanser dries out too much, you may need to rinse it off sooner or use it less frequently. For more information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
The dosage is determined by your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not take larger doses, apply this medication more frequently, or use it for longer than recommended. Your condition will not improve any faster, but the risk of side effects will be higher. If your illness persists or worsens, or if you think you have a significant medical problem, seek medical attention immediately.
Peeling, burning, dry/red skin and other skin responses are possible, especially at the start of treatment. Consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen. You may need to use less medicine or apply smaller amounts. For more information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. If your doctor has prescribed this medication for you, keep in mind that your doctor has determined that the benefits to you outweigh the risk of side effects.
The majority of people taking this medication do not have significant side effects. This drug rarely causes a serious allergic reaction. However, if you detect symptoms of a major allergic reaction, such as rash, itching/swelling (particularly of the face/tongue/throat), extreme dizziness or breathing problems, consult a doctor immediately.
This is not an exhaustive list of potential side effects. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have other side effects not listed above.
If you are allergic to salicylic acid gel or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, or if you have any other allergies, tell your doctor or pharmacist before using. Inactive chemicals may be included in this product causing allergic reactions or other problems. For more information, talk to your pharmacist.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist when using this product if you have any of the following health conditions: Diabetes, poor circulation, and skin problems are just a few of the problems people face , such as infections, wounds, atopic dermatitis. This product should only be used when absolutely necessary during pregnancy. Consult your doctor about the dangers and benefits. This medication does not appear to pass into breast milk. Before you start breastfeeding, talk to your doctor.
Drug interactions can cause your medications to behave differently or expose you to dangerous side effects. This list does not include all potential drug interactions. Keep a list of everything you use (including prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, as well as herbal products) and discuss them with the doctor and pharmacist. Without your doctor’s permission, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine.