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symptoms of keratosis obturans

A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Otorhinolaryngology: ENT (ear nose throat) doctors treat keratosis obturans. Periodic cleaning of the ear canals by the doctor is the treatment. Keratosis obturans is the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suhas Pai
Dr. Suhas Pai answered
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Pathology and tx: Keratosis is a condition caused by keratin buildup in the ear canal and a cholesteatoma is squamous tissue building up in the wall of the canal. Kerat ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Good questions: Keratosis obturans is a hyperkeratotic growth of superficial skin of the bony ear canal skin and as such is seborrheic dermatitis of the bony ear can ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Brewer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Anesthesia for EACC: Not only is it acceptable to have anesthesia for keratosis obturans (KO), it is highly recommended. The disease process of KO and/or an analogue EACC ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is often treated with topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Typically bumps: seen on back of arms, thighs and sometimes cheeks. They can be itchy red but treatments are available including topical scrubs, acid lotions and urea
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
24 years experience Dermatology
Solar keratosis: The growths are sun-induced (hence "solar") and are pre-cancerous in nature. They tend to be red, flaky, sometimes tender, in sun-exposed areas of th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Mamelak
21 years experience Dermatology
Actinic Keraotsis: Actinic keratoses arise in chronically sun exposed sites, such as the backs of the hands, forearms and face. They usually present as rough scaly or cr ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
No: Keratosis pilaris is a skin condition that is a combination of eczema and acne. It usually affects the upper arms, back, and thighs.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Keratin: The growth of keratin on the skin.
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