Treating mild to severe forms of dry, scaly skin.
AmLactin cream is a humectant. Exactly how it works is unknown but it increases the amount of water in the skin, making it softer and more pliable.
AmLactin and Lac-Hydrin
Burning; dry skin; flushing; irritation; itching; rash; stinging.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking lactic acid topical:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); worsening of condition.