Prescription or OTCLower-cost generic availableClass: Dermatologic

Keralac

(Urea)

Prescription or OTCLower-cost generic availableClass: Dermatologic
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Treats skin disorders.

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Keralac (Urea) treats a variety of skin conditions, but shouldn’t be used by children.

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Upsides

  • Keralac (Urea) is useful for treating hyperkeratotic (thickened) skin conditions such as dry, rough skin, skin cracks and fissures, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, keratoses, and calluses.
  • Side effects normally disappear after you stop using Keralac (Urea).

Downsides

  • Keralac (Urea) can cause skin stinging, burning, itching, or irritation.
  • Can't be used by children.
  • Pregnant women need to talk with their doctors before using Keralac (Urea).
How it works

Keralac (Urea) softens thickened areas of the skin by gently loosening the horny layer of skin and causing scaly skin to shed.

Common concerns from people taking Keralac (Urea)

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