- Keratolytic Agents
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Agents that soften, separate, and cause desquamation of the cornified epithelium or horny layer of skin. They are used to expose mycelia of infecting fungi or to treat corns, warts, and certain other skin diseases.
Drug Drug Description Salicylic acid An acid used to treat acne, psoriasis, calluses, corns, keratosis pilaris, and warts. Pyrithione An antimicrobial agent used for the treatment of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. Coal tar Relieving itching, irritation, redness, dryness, scaling, and flaking of the skin caused by psoriasis, seborrhea, or eczema. Acitretin An oral retinoid used in the treatment of severe psoriasis. Tretinoin A vitamin A derivative used to treat acne vulgaris, certain types of promyelocytic leukemia, and fine wrinkles. Tazarotene An acetylenic retinoid used to treat fine wrinkles, mottled pigmentation of the skin, acne vulgaris, and plaque psoriasis. Etretinate For the treatment of severe psoriasis in adults. Podofilox A topical agent used for the treatment of external genital warts and perianal warts. Glycolic acid Not Available Podophyllin A cytotoxic agent used for the removal of soft genital (venereal) warts (condylomata acuminata). Urea A keratolytic emollient used to treat hyperkeratotic lesions and moisturize the skin. Benzoyl peroxide An antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent used for the symptomatic treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris and rosacea. Octasulfur An ingredient of various cosmetic preparations for its keratolytic, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.
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