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Doctor insights on: Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis

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Is there an alternative treatment for porokeratosis or dsap?

Is there an alternative treatment for porokeratosis or dsap?

Yes - several.: Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis, is a benign condition which can occur more typically on the lower legs, but also other body areas as well. Common treatments include cryotherapy (freezing), keratolytics that contain urea or lactic acid, as well as actinic keratosis treatments such as zyclara, Picato (ingenol mebutate) or even the older generation of 5-fluorouracil. ...Read more

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Hello I am a african american 23 year old male with porokeratosis on my face. My first lesion happened at 8 years old. Help please! ?

Hello I am a african american 23 year old male with porokeratosis on my face.  My first lesion happened at 8 years old.  Help please! ?

Porokeratosis: There are a number of variants of this disorder but it is rare on the face and in darker skinned individuals. See a dermatologist as the treatment is long term. Topical 5-fluorouracil Topical 5-fluorouracil can induce remission in all forms of porokeratosis.[61, 62] Treatment must be continued until a brisk inflammatory reaction is obtained. EnhaTopical 5-fluorouracil can induce remission in all ...Read more

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Any help for poro keratosis?

Any help for poro keratosis?

Keratosis: If u imply keratosis pilaris, the treatment is; moisturizing remedies such as urea, lactic acid, salicylic acid, topical retinoids. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of actinic keratosis?

Actinic Keraotsis: Actinic keratoses arise in chronically sun exposed sites, such as the backs of the hands, forearms and face. They usually present as rough scaly or crusty slightly red bumps on the skin. Sometimes, these lesions can be felt more than they can be seen. A rough patch on a sun exposed area may all that you notice. ...Read more

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Who is at generally risk for actinic keratosis?

Who is at generally risk for actinic keratosis?

H/o sunburns: Actinic keratoses are precancerous lesions caused by excessive sun exposure. The more sunburns you've had, the more risk of developing ak's. ...Read more

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What does actinic keratoses do on a cellular level to your skin?

What does actinic keratoses do on a cellular level to your skin?

DNA damage : Actinic keratoses are areas of skin where the sun has damaged the dna and has produced cells that grow abnormally without normal growth control. They are considered precancerous and some of them may develop into squamous cell skin cancer. ...Read more

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Does cortisone cream help actinic keratoses?

Does cortisone cream help actinic keratoses?

No: A cortisone cream can decrease inflammation that is often seen around actinic keratoses. However, cortisone cream should not be used to eradicate actinic keratoses. ...Read more