Benzoic Acid

Information about Benzoic Acid

Benzoic acid uses

Benzoic Acid is used in the treatment of skin infections and fungal infections.

How benzoic acid works

Benzoic acid stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Common side effects of benzoic acid

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Application site redness, Application site irritation, Shortness of breath.

Available Medicine for Benzoic Acid

No medicine available

Expert advice for Benzoic Acid

  • Do not use benzoic acid and consult your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to benzoic acid or any of the ingredients in formulation.
  • Use with caution if it is to be applied over large areas of skin.
  • Do not ingest benzoic acid.
  • Keep away from eyes and inner membranes of nose, mouth etc.

Frequently asked questions for Benzoic Acid

Benzoic Acid

Q. Is benzoic acid a strong acid?
Benzoic acid is weak acid
Q. Is it soluble in water?
It is not soluble in water
Q. Does benzoic acid have a recognizable odor?
Yes, benzoic acid has characteristic pungent odor.

Content on this page was last updated on 14 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)