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What is the maximum daily dosage for salicylic acid?

The maximum daily dosage of salicylic acid will differ depending on a person's age, the condition being treated and the type of preparation used. For instance, gels used for acne, psoriasis and warts contain salicylic acid in a wide range of concentrations. Frequency of application varies as well. Pads may be used one to three times a day, and products like shampoos may follow a weekly or three-times-a-week dosing schedule. Since each situation is unique, follow package directions to be sure you apply the proper dose and avoid overdosing.

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