keratolytic

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Related to Keratolytic agents: benzoyl peroxide, actinic keratosis

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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Current topical treatments include keratolytic agents, benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin, adapalene, azelaic acid, and alpha-hydroxy acids (Taffe, 1997).
Keratolytic agents, sulfur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid work by removing keratin through a continuous drying and peeling effect (Taffe, 1997).
5] These lesions can also be treated by surgical excision, cryotherapy, laser ablation and the application of topical keratolytic agents such as podophyllin resin.
Pharmacologic agents have been used in the treatment of these oral lesions with variable success; these include topical keratolytic agents such as podophyllin resin, intralesional or systemic interferon, and intralesional cidofovir injections.
In our case we gave emollients and keratolytic agents such as urea and lactic acid.
Active ingredients that can be delivered include antibacterial agents, antifungal agents, sebum regulators, sebum stimulators, keratolytic agents, acne-treatment agents, antibiotics, hair loss inhibitors and also hair growth stimulators, hair growth inhibiting agents, anti-dandruff agents, antioxidants, astringents and pore-reducing agents, antiperspirant agents, vitamins, and anti-inflammatory agents.
1,2,3 Keratolytic agents may improve the appearance of lesions.
TREATMENT OPTIONS: KERATOLYTIC AGENTS MAY HELP TEMPORARILY
Various methods had been used, including: topical keratolytic agents, electrodesiccation, cryosurgery, and blunt dissection.