Potassium Permanganate Uses And Side Effects For Eczema And More

Medically reviewed by Cynthia Cobb, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP — By Marjorie Hecht — Updated on March 13, 2018

What is potassium permanganate?

Potassium permanganate is a common chemical compound that combines manganese oxide ore with potassium hydroxide.

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It was first developed as a disinfectant in 1857. Since then, it’s been widely used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including fungal infections. In many countries, including the United States, you’ll need a prescription from your doctor khổng lồ receive potassium permanganate.

Keep reading khổng lồ learn more about its medical uses và safety tips.

When applied to lớn your skin, potassium permanganate kills germs by releasing oxygen when it meets compounds in your skin. It also acts as an astringent, which is a drying agent.

Some of the conditions that potassium permanganate can help treat include:

Open và blistering wounds. Potassium permanganate is used as a wet dressing for wounds on your skin’s surface that are blistered or oozing pus.

Before applying potassium permanganate to lớn your skin, it’s important to dilute it with water. Most medical uses require a dilution of 1 part to 10 when using a 0.1% potassium permanganate solution.

To achieve an appropriate dilution using potassium permanganate 0.1% solution, combine 1 part potassium permanganate with 10 parts hot water. Undiluted potassium permanganate has a striking purple color, but a diluted solution should be pink.

Potassium permanganate must be diluted since undiluted solution may cause burns. Even with dilution it may irritate the skin, and with repeated use may still cause burns.

Potassium permanganate also comes in 400-milligram (mg) tablets. To lớn utilize the tablets in a bath soak, dissolve 1 tablet in 4 liters of hot water before pouring into the bath. The bath soak may be repeated twice daily for two days.

Here are some guidelines on how lớn use potassium permanganate for specific conditions:

Infected eczema. Use or create a dilution of 1 part in 10,000. Showroom it khổng lồ a basin or bath tub & soak the affected part of your body.Superficial wounds. Apply a dilution of 1 part in 10,000 to a bandage and apply it over your wound. Change the bandage two to lớn three times a day.Athlete’s foot.

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For severe infections, soak your foot in a 1 part in 10,000 dilution of potassium permanganate every eight hours. Depending on how severe your infection is, your doctor might prescribe a stronger solution.Impetigo. Gently rub a dilution of 1 part in 10,000 on the affected skin to lớn removed loose bits of skin.

Depending on your condition, your doctor might instruct you lớn create a stronger solution with a dilution of 1 part in 7,000. To achieve this, mix 1 part potassium permanganate with 7 parts hot water. This will create a slightly darker pink liquid.

Potassium permanganate is a powerful solution that must be diluted before applying it to lớn your skin. If it’s not diluted, it can damage your skin as well as the mucus membranes of your nose, eyes, throat, anus, và genitals.

Avoid using it near your eyes, and make sure you don’t swallow any, even in its diluted form.

For added safety, make sure you wear gloves when you’re preparing a dilution. If you’re using potassium permanganate tablets or crystals, make sure they’re fully dissolved in water before using the solution. Using hot (not boiling) water will help them dissolve.

If it irritates your skin or causes redness, stop using it immediately and contact your doctor.

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Accelerating the decomposition of KMn
O4 by photolysis và auto-catalysis: a green approach lớn synthesize a layered birnessite-type Mn
O2 assembled hierarchical nanostructure†

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a Research Center of Nano Science and Technology, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, p R. China E-mail: leihuang

b Department of Chemistry, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, p R. China

In this work, we developed a facile, green & low-cost strategy for the controllable synthesis of birnessite-type Mn
O2 (Bir-Mn
O2) nanosheets assembled in a “desert rose”-like 3 chiều hierarchical nanostructure and proposed a two-step growth route, namely photolysis và followed by auto-catalytic decomposition of KMn
O4. Bir-Mn
O2 nanosheets were first obtained under the irradiation of a light source và acted as seeds for further decomposition of the excess Mn
O4− in the dark. The sizes of the Bir-Mn
O2 3 chiều hierarchical nanostructures could be readily controlled by varying the concentration of KMn
O4, the light source và the p
H value. Furthermore, Bir-Mn
O2 nanosheets on CNTs were successfully fabricated utilizing the same strategy without the addition of any surfactants or organic templates. It is anticipated that the fabrication of Bir-Mn
O2 based nanostructures và composites could be beneficial from this universal method.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/C5RA22668F
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Submitted 29 Oct 2015
Accepted 15 Jan năm 2016
First published 25 Jan năm nhâm thìn

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O2 assembled hierarchical nanostructure

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