Regarding the safety of KOH treatment all of our patients in 10% KOH group and over 56% in 5% KOH group experienced mild side effects.
The exact mechanism of action of KOH is not known but the speculated one is as follows.
Benefits of KOH are it is cheap easily available and relatively easily tolerated by pediatric age group depending on the concentration of KOH .
10% KOH solution is more effective than 5% KOH; however the lower concentration may be used in those intolerant to 10% KOH.
It is inferred from the results that intercalates prepared at 750 o C are more hydrolysable compared to the ones preheated at 150 o C and 500 o C with NaOH and KOH, separately.
For evaluating the temperature influence on the thermal stability of the resultant intercalates, one gm portions of pre- baked clay sample were subjected separately to solvent interaction using NaOH and KOH (1 %) as intercalating agents.
KOH is a strong alkali with keratolytic activity and it is routinely used in dermatological practice for diagnostic purposes.
1%) children were completely cleared with KOH treatment (p greater than 0.
5 suggested 10% KOH solution as a safe, effective and inexpensive, noninvasive treatment of MC.
Topical application of KOH, digests keratin and like other physical or chemical therapies, induces inflammation; this in turn stimulates innate and cell-mediated immune response that inhibits MC-induced immunosuppression and eliminates the infection of MC.
Considering its irritant potential, it will be worthwhile to compare 5% KOH vs.