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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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How can I alleviate keratosis pilaris symptoms?

How can I alleviate keratosis pilaris symptoms?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is often treated with topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. ...Read more

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Do most people who get keratosis pilaris have many symptoms?

Typically bumps: Seen on back of arms, thighs and sometimes cheeks. They can be itchy red but treatments are available including topical scrubs, acid lotions and urea ...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 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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What is keratosis pilaris?

Follicular plugs: 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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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 causes keratosis pilaris?

What causes keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: It is an autosomal dominant inherited condition related to another condition called atopy. Basically, it is inherited. ...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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Can diet cure keratosis pilaris?

Can diet cure keratosis pilaris?

Control of symptoms: Keratosis pilaris treatments include topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. I don't see diet listed as a treatment by Mayo Clinic. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20025750 ...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 is keratosis pilaris treated?

Link to article: Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/keratosis_pilaris/article. Htm.

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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 can tereat keratosis pilaris?

Salicylic acid ointm: Use ointment containing 6~12% salicylic acid plus good moisturizer, daily. ...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 can clear up keratosis pilaris?

What can clear up keratosis pilaris?

Moisturizing: Coconut oil is moisturizing, which may help diminish roughness and improve appearance of hyperkeratosis pilaris, but definitive treatment involves alpha hydroxy acids and/or topical steroids. ...Read more

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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")

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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 can keratosis pilaris be treated?

Moisturize the skin: This is a chronic skin condition which causes small bumps to form in the skin at the hair follicles. People who have this make a sebum that is a bit too thick, and many benefit from using lotions that moisturize the skin, and sometimes lotions containing ceramides are helpful too. Don't pick at your bumps, this only makes it worse. ...Read more

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How can one manage keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: See the following link: http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=91543. ...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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How can I take care of keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is often treated with topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. ...Read more