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keratolytic

 [ker″ah-to-lit´ik]
1. pertaining to or promoting keratolysis.
2. an agent that so acts.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ker·a·to·lyt·ic

(ker'ă-tō-lit'ik),
Relating to keratolysis.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ker·a·to·lyt·ic

(ker'ă-tō-lit'ik)
Relating to keratolysis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Keratolytic

An agent that dissolves or breaks down the outer layer of skin (keratins).
Mentioned in: Ichthyosis
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Similarly the keratolytic agents salicylic acid, resorcinol, and sulfur are not well absorbed and are safe during pregnancy and lactation.
Similarly, the keratolytic agents salicylic acid, resorcinol, and sulfur are not well absorbed and are safe during pregnancy and lactation.
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).
In children and healthy adults, the lesions of FEH can undergo spontaneous regression within several months to a couple of years.[5] These lesions can also be treated by surgical excision, cryotherapy, laser ablation and the application of topical keratolytic agents such as podophyllin resin.
In our case we gave emollients and keratolytic agents such as urea and lactic acid.
Application of a mixture of keratolytic agents on the hyperkeratotic areas might help the topical medication gain access to the target areas.
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.
Asymptomatic lesions may require treatment for cosmetic reasons.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.