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September 1971

Urea in the Topical Treatment of Atopic Eczema

Author Affiliations

Munster, West German

From the Department of Dermatology, British Military Hospital, Munster, West Germany.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(3):284-285. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000210058010

The addition of 10% urea by weight to a commercially available steroid cream gave better results in the treatment of subacute and chronic atopic eczema than the steroid cream alone. Ten percent urea alone in a cream base will control the icthyotic stage of atopic eczema. Urea was found to be too irritant to apply to acute exudative eczema lesions. One case of congenital tylosis was considerably improved with the 10% urea cream.

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