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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Solar Keratosis

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What is the treatment for solar keratosis?

What is the treatment for solar keratosis?

5fu, (fluorouracil)cryo, electrosur: This can be treated by 5fu, (fluorouracil) shoal raze or picaro creams. This can also be treated with cryoosurgy, electric needle, or phtodynamic therapy with levulan. Treatment will vary by number and choice of physician. Use suns rene and schedule regular followups to prevent surgery in future, and early dec tion of skin cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Solar Keratosis (Definition)

Thickened and perhaps slightly pigmented skin with ultraviolet damage in high sun exposure skin. Usually ...Read more


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Doctor says I have solar keratosis on my chest. What exactly is solar keratosis?

Doctor says I have solar keratosis on my chest.  What exactly is solar keratosis?

Sun damage: These are early precancerous changes with s attired abnormal cells visible on biopsy. This is easily treatable with liquid nitrogen, electric needle or prescription creams. Left alone these can grow deeper and may require surgery. Treat these areas early , use sunscreen, and limit strong sun exposure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the main symptoms of solar keratosis?

Can you tell me the main symptoms of solar keratosis?

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 the skin. See your dermatologist to get them treated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: solar keratosis?

What is the definition or description of: solar keratosis?

Ultraviolet damage : Thickened and perhaps slightly pigmented skin with ultraviolet damage in high sun exposure skin. Usually benign but deserves watching. ...Read more

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I have a painful small pimple at the side of my face where I have been trea ted for solar keratosis. Will it go away in time? THANK you

I have a painful small pimple at the side of my face where I have been trea ted for solar keratosis. Will it go away in time? THANK you

Solar Keratosis: A solar keratosis is a small, thickened, scaly growth which develops on the skin. It is the most common skin condition resulting from sun-damaged skin. It is caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun over many years. Solar keratoses are also known as actinic keratoses.http://patient.info/health/solar-keratosis ...Read more

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I have solar keratosis bonoid type, what is this ?

Bowenoid?: I assume you meant "bowenoid" type. Active keratosis are considered "precancers". Over time they can turn into squamous cell carcinoma, a slow growing, typically non life threatening skin cancer. The most superficial type is bowen's disease which is scc of only the upper layer of skin. See a dermatologist to discuss a treatment plan which may include cryotherapy (cold freeze ) or a cream. Good luc. ...Read more

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What are some good treatments, both prescription and non prescription, for keratosis pelaris?

Generally not needed: Keratosis pilaris is a benign skin condition that can cause the skin on the arms and/or legs to look sand-papery. It generally does not require treatment and often goes away by age 30. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/keratosis-pilaris/ds00769. ...Read more

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Can laser treatment work for keratosis pilaris?

Maybe: Keratosis pilaris is an unrelenting condition that never goes away. Lasers don't actually work get rid of it. However, microdermabrasion, ipl, and fractionated lasers can help to flatten it out and make it appear better. In theory, if you remove hair follicles the keratosis pilaris can't occur but I have not seen great results. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more