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Solar Keratosis In Children
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
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
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
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
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
Had solar lentige (or possibly early seborric keratosis) burned off on forehead. Most of it came off expect around the edges. Now what can I do?
Healing: Healing after an excision or other treatment on your skin can take several weeks. Keep the area clean and covered /protected from sunshine. Visit your doctor again after 3 weeks for re-evaluation if you aren't happy with the results! ...Read more
I have lichenoid keratosis which my doctor described as solar lentigo with eczema. Incurable. How does it "behave"? Does it vanish/spread at times?
What is a solar lentigines? New, flat, VERY light tan spot on cheek bone. At skin cancer screening, Dr said not keratosis. Said keep an eye on it.
Sun Damage: Lentigines are due to localised proliferation of melanocytes. The most common type, solar lentigines, arise in middle age and also result from sun damage (age spots). They are most often found on the face and hands, and are larger and more defined than freckles. Lentigines tend to persist for long periods and don't disappear in the winter (though they may fade). ...Read more
Unknown: Kp runs in families and people affected tend to have dryness of their skin and often have an underlying tendency towards eczema. It usually is worse in the winter and tends to clear in the summer months. The condition is benign but bothersome. Various tours of moisturizing lotion and creams may help as well as exfoliation treatments. ...Read more
Amlactin: Keratosis pilaris is plugging of hair follicles, typically on the upper arms and thighs. It is thought to be in the spectrum of atopic dermatitis (or eczema). The roughness can be reduced temporarily by amlactin lotion, which contains 12% lactic acid. Unfortunately, there is no cure. ...Read more
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
Lotions & time: Kp runs in families and people affected tend to have dryness of their skin and often have an underlying tendency towards eczema. It usually is worse in the winter and tends to clear in the summer months. The condition is benign but bothersome. Various types of moisturizing lotion and creams may help as well as exfoliation treatments. ...Read more
Several options: While most kp does not require treatment, there are many treatments available. To read about these go to my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2014/03/keratosis-pilaris-all-you-need-to-know-about-chicken-bumps/. ...Read more
Removing the thicker skin layers with a scrub or buffer can help appearance.
Moisturizing will help too, but likely less so. ...Read more
Improvement: This condition cannot be totally cured but can be attenuated. There is an excess of keratin in your hair follicles which accumulates for no known reason. Warm soaks can soften it and mild loofah type scrubs can minimize the appearance. But it does not respond to the usual topical medications and will recur so you have to keep at it over time. ...Read more