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Please help! what is the difference between keratosis obturans and cholesteatoma?

Please help! what is the difference between keratosis obturans and cholesteatoma?

Pathology and tx: Keratosis is a condition caused by keratin buildup in the ear canal and a cholesteatoma is squamous tissue building up in the wall of the canal. Keratosis can be treated with debridement of the keratin from the canal. Cholesteatomas can require surgery. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ak, keratosis obturans and cholesteatoma?

What is the difference between ak, keratosis obturans and cholesteatoma?

Good questions: Keratosis obturans is a hyperkeratotic growth of superficial skin of the bony ear canal skin and as such is seborrheic dermatitis of the bony ear canal skin. Cholesteatoma, primary or secondary is a growth of skin in the middle ear arising from either a migration of skin from a perforation or congenital. Cholesteatoma is potentially dangerous and can destroy bone and result in serious disease. ...Read more

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The doctor called it "keratosis obturans". Is it safe to have anesthesia during pregnancy?

The doctor called it "keratosis obturans". Is it safe to have anesthesia during pregnancy?

Anesthesia for EACC: Not only is it acceptable to have anesthesia for keratosis obturans (KO), it is highly recommended. The disease process of KO and/or an analogue EACC (auditory cholesteatoma) can both present with ear pain & hearing loss acutely. Both conditions require urgent ENT evaluation and potentiall debridement of the external auditory canal in the office. More intensive debridement may require anesthesia ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with keratosis palarious (kp) and was told their was nothing I could do for it is this true?

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 lipocream), retinoic acid products such as tretinoin (retin-a), tazarotene (tazorac) and differin. ...Read more

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Is it true that the sun is the only thing to help keratosis?

Is it true that the sun is the only thing to help keratosis?

It does help as well: As topical creams. However, too much sun exposure may also damage the skin and potentially cause skin cancer. Take care! ...Read more

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What products are used to treat keratosis palaris?

What products are used to treat keratosis palaris?

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

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What is keratosis pilaris caused by?

What is keratosis pilaris caused by?

Genetic condition: Keratosis pilaris (follicular keratosis) is a common, genetic follicular condition that causes rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (lower arms can also be affected); also occur on the thighs, hands, and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks, or any body part except the palms or soles of feet. ...Read more

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Does Mederma work on keratosis?

Does Mederma work on keratosis?

Not a fan of Mederma: I do not recommend mederma as I have not seen the benefits of treatment. It needs to be applied 4 times a day which is not practical for the typical individual. Furthermore the true science is lacking. ...Read more

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