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Potassium Permanganate

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Potassium Permanganate - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Potassium Permanganate cause?

Before taking Potassium Permanganate, what precautions must I follow?

  • Do not make the solution too concentrated or use crystals directly on affected areas as these will irritate and burn the skin.
  • Dab dry after use. It is not necessary to rinse off with clean water.
  • Use either warm or cool water to make the solution.
  • Potassium permanganate may stain the skin, nails and light clothing a brown colour.
  • To remove fresh stains from the skin, rub over with a damp tablet of vitamin C.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Potassium Permanganate?

Potassium Permanganate - Additional Information

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