Alternative names: Isopropyl alcohol, Isopropanol, Dimethyl carbinol, Propan-2-ol, Surgical spirit
Rubbing alcohol is commonly found in the medicine cabinet, used for disinfecting wounds or sterilizing objects such as tweezers. It has many other uses, both medical and not.
Rubbing alcohol can be used in the following ways:
Rubbing alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and can be toxic to humans in amounts of more than 1gm per 5kg of body weight when swallowed, absorbed through the skin, or inhaled.
Diluted rubbing alcohol can be dabbed on the affected area with cotton balls and allowed to dry.
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