Urea Cream by Cosma is an odorless, moisturizing cream that hydrates and restores softness to especially dry, rough skin. This cream contains 10% urea which actually penetrates the skin and enhances its ability to absorb and retain needed moisture. Good for persistently dry skin.
At high doses (40%) urea can be used to dissolve and remove diseased nails without surgery.
Urea skin cream, gel, lotion or ointment are for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the label. Apply a thin film to the affected area. The moisturizing effect may be better if urea is applied while the skin is still damp after washing or bathing.
If applying to the nails, cover the surrounding area. Apply generously to the affected nail and cover with a plastic film, secure with adhesive tape. Cover with a plastic finger and tape in place to keep completely dry. The treated nail can be removed after several days. On exposure to air the nail bed hardens within 12 to 36 hours.
When used as directed, skin applications of urea have few side effects.
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
stinging, or irritation