Burow's solution is typically used as an antibacterial agent, says PubMed. It is effective in suppressing MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, bacteria. Burow's solution is especially useful in treating chronic inflammation of the middle ear.
Burow's solution is also used to treat insect bites and soothe the discomfort of weeping lesions, says Drugs.com. It is used to treat skin conditions such as acne, diaper rash, eczema and pruritus ani. Because it has a cooling and drying effect, Burow's solution is also used on sweaty feet, athlete's foot and rashes caused by poison ivy and poison oak.
Burow's solution is a solution of aluminum acetate, says Drugs.com. It is only used topically.