What should I avoid doing while using topical urea products?

While using topical urea, try to avoid:
  • applying the medication to areas other than the affected skin, as urea may cause irritation when applied to normal skin (wash off quickly if urea is accidentally applied to surrounding skin).
  • getting urea near your eyes, nose or mouth. If contact does occur in these areas, rinse immediately with cool water.
  • using urea on skin that is broken or very severely irritated.
Talk to your doctor if you have specific questions about how to use topical urea.