What would a severe problem look like if used in this manner? is this a poison control issue?
What can happen if you do use salicylic acid on an open wound or damaged skin?
Question posted by Hizzie on 18 June 2010
Last updated on 24 June 2010 by suzanne66
Salicylic acid is a keratolytic (peeling agent). It causes skin shedding.
If salicylic acid is applied to broken skin it will kill the skin, creating more exposed raw skin and a bigger wound. This wound is at risk of developing an infection.
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