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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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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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