It is an agent used for preventing the growth of microorganism. But it cannot kill microorganisms.
It is available in the form of colorless and odorless oystals or white powder.
Its solubility in water is 5% and in glycerin in 25%.
It is used as solution, dusting powder, or ointment.
It is used for mucosal inflammation such as eczema, burns, impetigo, fungal infections of skin and bed sores.
Its solution is also used for mouth wash and irrigation of bladder