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My head is full of balls of sebum with huge deposits of it on the sides causing te hair loss and itching is it follicular hyperkeratosis cure?
Hair loss: Your condition can be due to follicular hyperkeratosis. See a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more
Hyperkeratosis: Hyperkeratosis is a thickening of the outer layer of the skin. This outer layer contains a tough, protective protein called keratin. This skin thickening is often part of the skin's normal protection against rubbing, pressure and other forms of local irritation. It causes calluses and corns on hands and feet. It can cause whitish areas inside the mouth. This process can also occur on the nipple. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be several: There are a few possibilities that usually are benign but always should be biopsied to be sure of diagnosis. Some hyperkeratosis squamous lesions include: molluscum contagiosum, plantar warts, seborrheic keratosis, actinic keratosis and squamous cell caricnoma to name a few. But again, they all should be monitored closely and biopsied at discretion of physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss with MD: Hyperkeratosis of the nipple and areola is a rare condition.Its characteristic properties are verrucous thickening and brownish discoloration of the nipples and areola. Usually seen in women in the second and third decade of life. The nipple is seldom affected alone.Lesions may become darker & more verrucous during pregnancy, making breast feeding impossible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had a vaginal biopsy that says "Squamous mucosa with hyperkeratosis & focal changes suggestive of but not diagnosic for HPV effect. Meaning?
Biopsy:Cervical squamous mucosa w/ reactive epithelial changes and hyperkeratosis.Endocerv. curetting:benign endocerv. tissue.Can you help understand?
Doctor Speak: There is nothing scary in those results. "Benign endocervical tissue" means there is normal, non-cancerous tissue from the endocervix. "Cervical Squamous mucosa" is simply normal skin from the outer cervix. "Reactive epithelial changes" mean that they see evidence of a reaction by the skin to irritation or injury. Hyperkeratosis is an increased amount of keratin in the skin. ...Read more