Which medications in the drug class Keratolytic Agents are used in the treatment of Reactive Arthritis?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Keratolytic Agents

These agents cause cornified epithelium to swell, soften, macerate, and then desquamate.

Salicylic acid topical (Calicylic, Aliclen, Keralyt, Salkera, Salvax)

Topical salicylic acid, by dissolving intercellular cement substance, produces desquamation of the horny layer of the skin, without affecting the structure of viable epidermis.


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