This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
A mixture of equal parts of cresol and a solution of a potassium soap.
Action and Uses : Compound solution of cresol has about twice the germicidal power of pure phenol. On account of its saponaceous character it is much used for the disinfection of the skin, for lubricating the hands, and for vaginal douches.
Dosage: As a douche and for washing wounds, solutions containing from 1 to 5 per cent, are appropriate.