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Salicylic Acid (2 Hydroxybenzoic Acid) Summary

Description: A compound obtained from the bark of the white willow and wintergreen leaves, and also prepared synthetically. It has bacteriostatic, fungicidal, and keratolytic actions. Its salts, the salicylates, are used as analgesics. (From Dorland's, 28th ed)

Also Known As: 2 Hydroxybenzoic Acid; 2-Hydroxybenzoic Acid; o-Hydroxybenzoic Acid; ortho-Hydroxybenzoic Acid; Acid, 2-Hydroxybenzoic Show All >>

Networked: 1190 relevant articles (81 outcomes, 114 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Salicylic Acid is Relevant

  1. Acne Vulgaris : 12 outcomes 13 studies in 51 results
  2. Warts (Wart) : 12 outcomes 9 studies in 63 results
  3. Psoriasis (Pustulosis Palmaris et Plantaris) : 10 outcomes 17 studies in 66 results
  4. Infection : 4 outcomes 7 studies in 252 results
  5. Ulcerative Colitis : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 18 results
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Drugs Related to Salicylic Acid

  1. Benzoyl Peroxide
  2. Fluorouracil (Carac)
  3. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid)
  4. Retinoids
  5. calcipotriene (calcipotriol)
  6. glycolic acid (glycolate)
  7. Clindamycin (Cleocin)
  8. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)
  9. betamethasone-17,21-dipropionate (betamethasone dipropionate)
  10. Coal Tar (Estar)
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Therapies Related to Salicylic Acid

  1. Cryotherapy (Therapy, Cold)
  2. Dye Lasers
  3. Cryosurgery
  4. Skin Care
  5. Excimer Lasers
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