A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.
Topical keratolytics are agents that are applied on the skin to soften the keratin. They loosen and assist exfoliation of the skin cells. Keratolytics also help the skin to bind moisture and is useful in treating dry skin conditions. They used to treat psoriasis, acne, warts, corns and other forms of keratosis.
Medical conditions associated with topical keratolytics: