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Generic Name: EMOLLIENTS - TOPICAL Pretty Feet Hands Top Uses
This medication has 2 types of ingredients (emollient,
keratolytic) that work together to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy
skin (e.g., eczema, keratosis, xerosis). Dry skin is caused by a loss of water
in the upper layer of the skin. Emollients are substances that soften and
moisturize the skin and decrease itching and flaking. Emollients/moisturizers
work by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the
skin. Petrolatum, lanolin, mineral oil, and dimethicone are common
Lactic acid, salicylic acid, and urea are keratolytics.
They increase moisture in the skin by softening/dissolving the horny substance
(keratin) holding the top layer of skin cells together. This helps the dead
skin cells fall off and helps the skin keep more water in. Higher strengths of
urea are used to treat corns, callous, and some nail problems (e.g., ingrown...
Itching is a symptom of skin irritation. Itching can be caused by many things, including dry skin, insect bites, and allergic reactions.
Certain breast cancer treatments may cause itching. They are:
Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole)
Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane)
Femara (chemical name: letrozole)
Evista (chemical name: raloxifene)
Fareston (chemical name: toremifene)
Faslodex (chemical name: fulvestrant)
An allergic reaction to a pain medication also can cause itching.
If your itching gets worse or you develop other signs of an allergic reaction, such as trouble breathing or hives, call your doctor immediately. Allergic reactions can be potentially serious.
To ease mild itching, you can:
Use skin creams or lotion regularly , especially after bathing. Water-soluble bases, such as aloe vera, and menthol-based lotions work best.
Bathe in warm -- not hot -- water . Hot water can dry your s...
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