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UREA (KERATOLYTIC) - TOPICAL

Common Brand Name(s): Kerafoam, Keralac, Kerol, Umecta
Phonetic Pronunciation: (ue-REE-a)
Information last revised May 2010

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Uses:

Urea is used to treat dry/rough skin conditions (e.g., eczema, psoriasis, corns, callus) and some nail problems (e.g., ingrown nails). It may also be used to help remove dead tissue in some wounds to help wound healing. Urea is known as a keratolytic. It increases moisture in the skin by softening/dissolving the horny substance (keratin) holding the top layer of skin cells together. This effect helps the dead skin cells fall off and helps the skin keep more water in.
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