Benzoic acid helps prevent infection caused by bacteria. Salicylic acid helps the body shed rough or dead skin cells.
Benzoic acid and salicylic acid topical (for the skin) is a combination medicine used to treat skin irritation and inflammation caused by burns, insect bites, fungal infections, or eczema.
Bensal HP, Whitfields Ointment
severe burning or skin irritation; or
burning sensation for longer than 10 days.
Common side effects may include:
warmth or a burning sensation (may last up to 5 minutes after applying).