This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
Used Principally In The Form Of:
Properties : A clear, colorless solution, containing from 7.5 to 8 per cent. of basic aluminum acetate, having an acetous odor and a sweetish, astringent taste.
Actions and Uses: Solution of aluminum acetate is used extensively at the present time as a mild astringent and antiseptic. Because of the readiness with which this solution is decomposed it is advisable to dilute it with water only. Applied to the skin it should be diluted from four to nine times.