Condy’s Crystals or Potassium Permanganate (KMn04) is used to quickly stop bleeding and also works as an antiseptic. Condy’s Crystals are frequently used in dew claw removal and bleeding quicks, although has many other uses in general healthcare also.
The product is sold in an airtight resealable foil zip pouch.
Condy’s Crystals / Potassium Permanganate cannot be shipped by air or express post as it is a strong oxidising agent.
- Dampen the end of a cotton bud for direct application, to avoid staining of fingers and nails.
- A potassium permanganate solution of 1 in 1,000 may be used as wet soaks to blistering wounds such as ulcers and abscesses. Strips of cotton or gauze are soaked in the solution, and then wrapped around the affected area for 20–30 minutes. The astringent action of Condy’s Crystals help dry out blisters and prepare wounds for other treatments.
- Twice daily baths for two days help to dry out the weeping sores and soothe eczema.
- Use a 1% solution (1 in 100) to treat fungal infections such as athlete’s foot.
- Potassium permanganate crystals and concentrated solutions are caustic and can burn the skin.
- Even fairly dilute solutions can irritate skin and repeated use may cause burns. If redness or irritation continues, notify your vet or doctor.
- When preparing solutions make sure that the crystals or tablets are fully dissolved in water before using.
- Potassium permanganate soaks are not suitable for dry skin conditions.
- Condy’s Crystals will leave a brown stain on skin, nails and any surface