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Doctor insights on: Solar Keratosis In Children

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I have solar keratosis bonoid type, what is this?

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

Dr. Emily Altman
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Solar Keratosis (Definition)

The term generally refers to small increased pigment spots on the skin or eyelids. Those with light skin or high sun exposure are usually at higher risk. Usually benign but any noted ...Read more


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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

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What to do if I have solar keratosis what does that mean?

Keratosis: Benign neoplasia of squamous skin cells, usually do to prolonged sun exposure. Nothing, if that diagnosis is correct. Squamous cell carcinoma can look similar and MUST be completely removed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: solar keratosis?

What is the definition or description of: solar keratosis?

Sun spots on skin: The term generally refers to small increased pigment spots on the skin or eyelids. Those with light skin or high sun exposure are usually at higher risk. Usually benign but any noted changes should be evaluatd. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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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.

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

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How do you treat keratosis peralis for men?

Keratosis pilaris: It's not really treatable. You can try a salicylic acid wash if you wish. You may already have had therapeutic trials that end in disappointment. Best wishes ...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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How do you get keratosis pilaris?

How do you get keratosis pilaris?

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

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How can I treat keratosis pilaris?

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

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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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What is a benign squamous keratosis?

What is a benign squamous keratosis?

It is: A benign (harmless) skin lesion usually thought to be associated with aging (skin damage) and sun exposure.
(Often called "brown spots")

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Best way to treat keratosis pilaris?

Best way to treat keratosis pilaris?

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

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How can you treat keratosis pilaris?

Sinusitis!: It is associated with chronic sinusitis, not allergies per se. I use antimicrobials to treat it. Causes for chronic sinusitis need be identified, and may be obtructive! ...Read more

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How do I treat my keratosis pilaris?

KERATOSIS PILARIS: ALSO KNOWN AS "RED, BUMPY DISEASE."
ALOE VERA GEL MIGHT WORK FOR YOU; IF NOT, TRY THE OTC AMLACTIN LOTIONS (NO FINANCIAL INTEREST).
IF NO BETTER, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. . . ...Read more

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What can be done for keratosis pilaris?

Treatment may help: Treatments for keratosis pilaris may consist of moisturizing or keratolytic treatments including: urea, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or topical retinoids. However, the effectiveness of these treatments is limited. ...Read more

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Need some tips on relieving keratosis pilaris?

Scrub: Acid based scrubs are great, (like KPDuty at Sephora), then topicals like AM Lactam used daily will help. If not better get in to see your dermatologist for prescription strength topicals. ...Read more

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What to do if I have keratosis pilaris any help?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris treatments include topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. ...Read more

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I have really bad keratosis pilaris. Please help?

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

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How do I make my keratosis pilaris less noticable?

Exfolliation: Removing the thicker skin layers with a scrub or buffer can help appearance.
Moisturizing will help too, but likely less so. ...Read more

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Is there any way that I can heal my keratosis pilaris?

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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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