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Doctor insights on: Follicular Hyperkeratosis

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I am having acral hyperkeratosis. need help?

I am having acral hyperkeratosis. need help?

Steroids: Usually Corazon a corticosteroid cream will help see if physician or do it online telemedicine,consult ...Read more

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What is hyperkeratosis of nipple?

What is hyperkeratosis of nipple?

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 more

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What is a hyperkeratosis squamas lesion on the foot?

What is a hyperkeratosis squamas lesion on the foot?

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 more

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Will I be able breast feed with hyperkeratosis?

Will I be able breast feed with hyperkeratosis?

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 more

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I just had a vaginal biopsy that says "Squamous mucosa with hyperkeratosis & focal changes suggestive of but not diagnosic for HPV effect. Meaning?

I just had a vaginal biopsy that says "Squamous mucosa with hyperkeratosis & focal changes suggestive of but not diagnosic for HPV effect. Meaning?

Need for HPV on PAP: First the good news is that no tumor was seen on biopsy. However, there is need to do a DNA test to detect HPV infection. You do not need a biopsy for that as the test can be done with a PAP smear. Please follow your doctor's advise for follow up tests. ...Read more

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Biopsy:Cervical squamous mucosa w/ reactive epithelial changes and hyperkeratosis.Endocerv. curetting:benign endocerv. tissue.Can you help understand?

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

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Hi, My skin biopsy shows "hyperkeratosis and acanthosis of the epidermis and in dermis perivascular lymphocytic infitrate" will Ciclosporin help me?

Hi, My skin biopsy shows "hyperkeratosis and acanthosis of the epidermis and in dermis perivascular lymphocytic infitrate" will Ciclosporin help me?

Not specific enough: This sounds like a fairly benign pathologic description, so I doubt you would need cyclosporine, unless there is other information, or there has been no response to more benign therapies ...Read more

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