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Potassium Permanganate

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Potassium Permanganate - Dosage and How to Use

How should Potassium Permanganate be used?

‚ÄčPotassium permanganate may be supplied in crystals or as a solution.

a)    If given as Potassium Permanganate 0.1% Solution:

  • Dilute 1 part of the solution to 8 parts water (e.g. 10ml of solution added to 80ml of water) to a light purple colour solution.

b)    If given as crystals:

  • Dissolve a few crystals in a container of water. Dilute it to a light purple colour solution.

Then use the solution as follows:

  • Bath
    • Fill the tub with the solution and use for bathing.
  • Compress
    • Wet strips of cotton or gauze in the solution slightly. Wrap the strips around the affected areas.
    • Keep the strips in place for 10 minutes. If they dry out, add more solution.
  • Soak
    •  Fill a bathtub or a basin with enough solution to soak the affected areas. Soak for about 10 minutes.
  • Wash
    • Dip cotton or gauze in the solution and use it to wash the affected areas.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Potassium Permanganate - Additional Information

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