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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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As it is a strong alkali having keratolytic properties hence is used successfully in varying concentrations for the treatment of molluscum contagiosum.
Onychomycosis treated with itraconazole or griseofulvin alone with and without a topical antimycotic or keratolytic agent.
KOH is a strong alkali with keratolytic activity and it is routinely used in dermatological practice for diagnostic purposes.
Sulfur can act as a keratolytic agent to fight excessive sebum secretion and keratinocyte synthesis.
The advantages of this combination therapy are - keratolytic action of BPO is possibly synergistic with the antibacterial activity of clindamycin.15,16 There are different treatment options available for patients with acne vulgaris.
Onychomycosis is nail infection caused by keratolytic dermatophytes (specifically, tinea unquium) (1) from the genera Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epider-mophyton, yeasts (mostly Candida (C.) albicans, C.
Several medications available for the treatment of acne include retinoids, anti-androgen medications, hormonal treatments, benzoyl peroxide, antiseborrheic medications, keratolytic soaps, alpha hydroxy acid, salicylic acid and others.
Topical therapies for psoriasis include topical corticosteroids, topical vitamin D analogues, and keratolytic agents.
There is a contribution of a study from Turkey, reporting that eyelid treatment with diluted vinegar can be useful in the treatment of PP through its keratolytic effect (12).
The principles of treatment include humidification of the skin, prevention of fluid loss, and use of keratolytic agents.
[11] It was found from our study that salicylic acid was most commonly combined with topical corticosteroids for its keratolytic action and promotion of good penetration.