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Benzoic Acid



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

How it works

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

Common side effects

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

Available Medicine

Expert advice

  • 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

Benzoic Acid


Is benzoic acid a strong acid?
Benzoic acid is weak acid


Is it soluble in water?
It is not soluble in water


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)