Top
10
Doctor insights on: Doctor Says I Have Solar Keratosis On My Chest What Exactly Is Solar Keratosis

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Emily Altman
37 doctors shared insights

Solar Keratosis (Definition)

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


2

2
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

3

3
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

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
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

5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
5 wks post pregnancy, severe keratosis pilaris on arms legs back chest & neck. Doc gave triamcinolon but not working. What is best prescription?

Lac-Hydrin: Keratosis pilaris is not the same as atopic dermatitis. It is an inability of the skin to exfoliate, to turn over if you will. It is common and passed down as autosomal dominant. The best prescription for this is Lac-hydrin. Alternatively you can try moisturizers that have alpha hydroxy acid or glycolic acid in them. ...Read more

8

8
I have lichenoid keratosis which my doctor described as solar lentigo with eczema. Incurable. How does it "behave"? Does it vanish/spread at times?

Lichenoid Keratosis: Assuming this is a biopsy proven Lichenoid Keratosis, it is a benign lesion. Treatment options include Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen, electrosurgery or curettage. One may also opt to have no treatment. ...Read more

9

9
My doctor has diagnosed me with many seborrheic keratoses on my chest and back. Is there a home remedy or OTC product that I can use to remove these?

My doctor has diagnosed me with many seborrheic keratoses on my chest and back.  Is there a home remedy or OTC product that I can use to remove these?

Barnacles : If these are benign seb ks, no need to do anything. Occasionally they will flake off. Some wart removers and freeze off solutions work. Be sure if these get removed, you know what they are. If you remove a dysplastic mole or lesion you may miss a skin cancer. I would check again with your physician before self treatment. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
226 doctors shared insights

Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more