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Is a small rough whitish patch of skin always actinic keratosis?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
10 doctors agree
In brief: No
A rough white patch of skin could be attributed to many possibilities including sun damage, actinic keratosis, eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, superficial skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma), tinea (fungal infection).

In brief: No
A rough white patch of skin could be attributed to many possibilities including sun damage, actinic keratosis, eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, superficial skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma), tinea (fungal infection).
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
In brief: Lots is possible
In addition to everything that dr. Lee mentioned, it could also be a white nevus.
There are so many possibilities (some of them very worrisome, some not), you want to get it check out.

In brief: Lots is possible
In addition to everything that dr. Lee mentioned, it could also be a white nevus.
There are so many possibilities (some of them very worrisome, some not), you want to get it check out.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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