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Salicylic acid and urea topical

Generic name: salicylic acid and urea topical [sal-ih-SILL-ik-AH-sid-and-you-REE-ah]
Brand names: Carb-Osal5, Kerasal, Salvax Duo Plus, Salvax Duo
Formulas to administer: topical cream (-), kit (6%–35 percent) Topical Ointment (5%–10%)
Class of drugs: topical emollients

What is Salicylic acid and urea topical?

Salicylic acid is a chemical that acts as a keratolytic (peeling) drug. Salicylic acid is responsible for the loss of the skin's outer layer.Urea is an emollient (skin-firming agent). Urea assists in moisturizing the skin.

A combination of salicylic acid and topical urea (for the face) can be used to soften and smooth out rough, scaly, and dry skin caused by warts or calluses, such as keratosis or psoriasis.Topical salicylic acid and urea are also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Salicylic acid and urea topical

See a doctor immediately. If you notice any of the following symptoms or warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Stop taking salicylic acid and topical urea, and contact your doctor immediately when you experience an adverse reaction that is serious, like redness or severe skin irritation, following the application of the drug.Some less severe side effects can be mild irritation, itching, or irritation to the skin treated.

There isn't an exhaustive listing of all possible adverse impacts, as other things might occur. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Do not apply salicylic acid or topical urea to children less than 2 years old. The medication is not recommended for children or teens with an illness that causes fever, particularly in the event that the child has influenza manifestations or has chicken pox. Salicylates could cause a grave and sometimes fatal illness known as Reye's syndrome in children.

Before you take this drug

This medication is recommended if you have an allergy to urea or salicylic acid.

Consult a physician or pharmacist if it's appropriate for you to take salicylic acid or urea topical in the event that you suffer from:

  • Kidney disease kidney disease
  • Liver disease.

It is unclear if salicylic acid or urea topical can harm a baby who is not yet born. Don't use this product without medical guidance, in case you are expecting.

It is unclear if salicylic acid or urea topical are absorbed into breast milk or if they could affect a nursing baby. Don't use this medicine without medical guidance if you are breastfeeding the baby.

This medicine is not recommended for a child or teenager who is suffering from a fever, particularly if the child suffers from symptoms of flu as well as chicken pox. Salicylates could cause a serious and often fatal condition known as Reye's syndrome in children.Avoid using salicylic acid or urea topicals for children under two years of age.

How to take Salicylic acid and urea topical?

Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your physician. Avoid using larger than smaller quantities or for longer periods than suggested.Avoid using salicylic acid or urea topicals for any skin issue that has not been evaluated by your physician.

Clean and dry the surface prior to applying the medicine.It is important to shake the foam thoroughly before every use. Flip the medicine bottle upside down in order to disperse the foam.Apply the medicine to the affected area according to the directions. Avoid using salicylic acid or urea topically to treat skin conditions that are swollen, red, or infected.This medication may cause unexpected results in certain medical tests. Inform any physician who treats you about your use of salicylic acid or urea topical.

Utilize salicylic acid and topical urea regularly to reap the maximum benefits. Consult your physician if your symptoms don't improve or if they become worse when you use salicylic acid or urea for topicalplace it in a cool, dry place free of heat and moisture.

Make sure the foam container is kept away from direct flames or extreme temperatures, like in an automobile during a hot day. The canister might be able to explode if it is too hot. Avoid burning or puncturing the empty container.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Foot Care:

Apply the cream to the affected area on your feet at least once every day.

Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?

Utilize the dose you missed when you remember. Do not take your missed dose if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Do not take extra medicine to replace the missed dose.

What will happen if I take excessively?

Get medical attention immediately, or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222, in the event that anyone has swallowed the medicine accidentally.

Overdoses can happen with prolonged usage or in high doses when salicylic acid or urea applied topically is absorbed via the skin. The signs of a salicylic acid overdose could include extreme disorientation or weakness, nausea, diarrhea, and rapid breathing. It can also cause confusion, ringing in the ears, and losing your hearing.

What should be avoided?

Wart removal medication could be inflammable. Don't use it near a high temperature or a flame that is open, like a candle that is burning. Cleanse your hands prior to handling an appliance for styling hair (such as straightening or curling irons). The high heat can cause the medication to burn and cause skin burns.

Don't consume cigarettes until you have them removed from your face.Beware of getting this medication into your nose, eyes, mouth, rectum, or vagina. If it does happen, wash your eyes with water.Do not use other medicines for the areas you treat with salicylic acid or topical urea unless your doctor advises you to.

Interaction with other drugs

It is unlikely that other medications you take in the form of injections or orally will affect salicylic acid applied topically and urea. However, many medications can interfere with each other. Be sure to inform your health professionals about the medicines you take, such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbs.