Urea is used in the treatment of execessive skin dryness
How it works
Urea, a diamide of carbonic acid, works by dissolving the intercellular matrix (substance found between cells) which results in softening of dry and rough skin.
Common side effects
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- Do not use urea in large amounts or for longer duration than recommended.
- Topical formulation of urea should be used only on the skin. Do not take it internally.
- Avoid contact with eyes, lips, and mucous membranes.
- Seek immediate medical attention if you develop allergic reactions: rash; difficult breathing; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Does urea cause cancer?
No. Urea does not cause cancer.