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Different Types Of Keratosis
Sure: They usually start as small, rough bumps, then slowly thicken and get a warty surface. Most are tan or brown and can be multiple shades. They have a waxy, "pasted on" appearance...they look like a dab of warm, brown candle wax on the skin. There are some skin lesions, especially smooth moles, with various pigments which should be checked, especially if very dark/black suggesting melanoma. ...Read more
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
Whats seborrheic keratosis? Is it normal for 24y/o get one? 2 different drs. Diagnosed it. Should i be worried? Are other medical problems associated?
Benign skin growth: It is a benign skin growth that can been seen in people of all ages but is more common in adults. In young people similar appearing lesions can be seen. If present since birth they are called epidermal nevi. Seborrheic keratoses do not need to be removed unless they irritate the patient (bleed, itch etc). ...Read more
I have frictional keratosis on inner cheeks both sides is this different from lukoplakia my teeth rub on inside cheeks when eating?
YES: Frictional keratosis is a result of physical trauma to tissue from cheek biting or cheeks rubbing on teeth/fillings/crowns. The skin basically overgrows keratin as a protective measure. Leukoplakia is diagnosed based on it not being able to be identified as any other type of lesion. Causes of leukiplakia remain unknown, but are associated w/ tobacco, alcohol, uv radiation, microbes or trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keratosis pilaris: There are several topical therapies that are used to treat keratosis pilaris, none of which are particularly effective. These include topical retinoids, urea, low-potency topical corticosteroids, lactic acid lotions (e.g. AmLactin), as well as cleansing with a mild soap and use of a moisturizer. Note, however, that there are no cures for keratosis pilaris and no universally effective therapies. ...Read more
SK color: Yes, they can be brown, dark brown/black, light brown or tan. Typically rough texture (like a wart) or waxy texture. Hope this helps ...Read more
I was diagnosed with keratosis palarious (kp) and was told their was nothing I could do for it is this true?
Keratosis pilaris: Therapeutic options for keratosis pilaris include Lactic Acid lotions (amlactin, lac-hydrin), Alpha hydroxy acid lotions (glytone, glycolic body lotions, urea cream (carmol 10, carmol 20, carmol 40, urix 40), salicylic acid (salex lotion), and topical steroid creams (triamcinolone 0.1%, Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream), retinoic acid products such as tretinoin (retin-a), tazarotene (tazorac) and differin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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