Resorcin; m-dihydroxybenzene; 1,3-benzenediol; 1,3-Dihydroxybenzene; 3-Hydroxyphenol; m-Hydroquinone; Eskamel.
Resorcinol is used alone or in combination with other medications as an agent to dry the skin. Thus it is useful for acne and a wide variety of other skin problems, including some fungal infections of the skin (in combination with other medication) and dandruff. In hair dyes, resins, tanning, cosmetics, Castellanis paint, eye drops, suppositories, photocopying and photographic solutions, explosives, etc. Topical antipruritic and antiseptic. May produce systemic contact type dermatitis Cross: phenol, hexylresorcinol. May cause orange-brown discoloration of lacquered nails and may darken fair hair. NICU.