keratolytic


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keratolytic

 [ker″ah-to-lit´ik]
1. pertaining to or promoting keratolysis.
2. an agent that so acts.

ker·a·to·lyt·ic

(ker'ă-tō-lit'ik),
Relating to keratolysis.

keratolytic

/ker·a·to·lyt·ic/ (ker″ah-to-lit´ik) pertaining to, characterized by, or producing keratolysis, or an agent that so acts.

keratolytic

adjective Referring to a keratolytic agent, noun Keratolytic agent
A substance that promotes the softening and peeling of epidermis–eg, diluted topical salicylic acid to ↓ the thickness of laminated keratin or hyperkeratotic scales–eg, in psoriasis

ker·a·to·lyt·ic

(ker'ă-tō-lit'ik)
Relating to keratolysis.

Keratolytic

An agent that dissolves or breaks down the outer layer of skin (keratins).
Mentioned in: Ichthyosis

keratolytic

1. pertaining to or promoting keratolysis.
2. an agent that promotes keratolysis.
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Our approach was to attempt noninvasive keratolytic therapy before considering retinoids or surgical options; we also recommended steroid treatment for symptom relief.
In spite of intensive antibiotic treatment, corneal damage can occur as a result of keratolytic and inflammatory process caused by infection or scarring and of neovascularisation relating to the healing process1.
Olive oil is known to be beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis by increasing hydration of the stratum corneum and through the keratolytic effect (Ruiz et al.
In patients with severe skin lesions or who don't want to continue the treatment, anti-TNF therapy should be suspended and replaced by administration of more aggressive local therapy (corticosteroids, keratolytic agents, vitamin D analogues) under the supervision of a dermatologist.
Potent topical corticosteroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors, keratolytic agents, topical dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), intralesional corticosteroids, PUVA and UVB phototherapy, systemic retinoids, low-dose cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine have been used for medical management of LA.
They have very good keratolytic and comedolytic effects.
Keratolytic agents (urea salicysilic acid and alpha hydroxylic acid) are used to enhance corneocyte disadhesion.
Other research topics included specifically South African subjects, such as reconstructing the history of preliterate peoples of the subcontinent employing blood groups and protein characteristics, oculocutaneous albinism in the black population, TSD in Jewish people, pentosuria, cystic fibrosis, Fanconi's anaemia, fragile X syndrome, the Y chromosome, mitochondrial DNA, haemoglobin variation (haemoglobinopathies) and disorders in the black and Indian populations, keratolytic winter erythema, lipoid proteinosis, intellectual disability, fetal alcohol syndrome, and other rarer conditions.
Selenium sulphide is well known for keratolytic and keratoplastic activity by reducing epidermal turnover and impairing disulphide bridge formation and antiseborrhoeic activity (Halliwell, 1991; Scott et al.
Treatment includes hydration, lubrication, keratolytic application and oral acitretin.