actinic keratosis

Distinguishing Seborrheic Keratosis From Actinic Keratosis

March 23, 2012

There are several things that distinguish seborrheic keratosis from actinic keratosis. To distinguish the two, a brief summary of the similarities between the two types of keratosis is warranted. Both types of keratosis are benign skin tumors and they are also quite common, more so among people aged 40 years and above. There are however [...]

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Cream For Treating Keratosis

March 21, 2012

Keratosis refers to a group of skin conditions that affect many people all over the world. The causes of this condition are many and varied. Keratosis may be caused by: genetic conditions, exposure to irritants such as cigarette smoke, exposure to ultraviolet light, and many others. There are several types of this condition including: actinic [...]

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Black Skin And Keratosis

March 2, 2012

Questions are often asked about the impact of race on the occurrence of keratosis. When considering this issue two factors need to be taken into consideration: the type of keratosis and the properties of the skin under consideration, in this case that which belongs to persons of African descent. There are four basic types of [...]

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All You Need To Know About Keratosis

February 29, 2012

Keratosis are diseases that affect that skin. It is a growth of keratin on the skin of the person who is suffering from the condition. Keratosis is further sub divided into four categories which include actinic keratosis which is also referred to as solar keratosis, hydrocarbon keratosis, keratosis pilaris also known as follicular keratosis and [...]

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Premalignant Nature Of Solar Keratosis

February 26, 2012

Solar keratosis is also known as actinic keratosis and is characterized by patches on the skin which are thick, crusty and scaly. Solar keratosis is a premalignant condition meaning that the patches on the skin have the potential of turning cancerous if left untreated. Solar keratosis is quite common to those people who have very fair [...]

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Plantar Keratosis Treatment

February 14, 2012

Keratosis is very common skin condition. It comes up in form of a growth on the skin. The growth looks like grain of rice and it hangs on the skin with a stalk like piece of skin. Normally, it takes the same color as the color of the skin.   It can also be found on [...]

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Keratosis Treatments On YouTube

February 7, 2012

Various methods of treatment have been posted on you tube as means of treating the different types of keratosis. These methods include the following: The treatment of Keratosis Pilaris by means of raw Foods. This treatment method was achieved through getting some sun on the skin daily as the sun rays does tremendously assist those [...]

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Differences Between The Types Of Keratosis

February 1, 2012

Keratosis refers to a growth on the skin especially in older adults. It usually appears as brown or light growth on the face, upper body, shoulder, or back. The growth is waxy and slightly elevated in form. Once in a while it develops singly, but several growths are more regular. Seborrheic Keratosis isnot cancerous, although [...]

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Solar Keratosis Treatments

January 29, 2012

Solar or actinic keratosis are scaly, rough spots which occur on skin damaged by sunlight. These are distinct from other keratosis forms, such as porokeratosis, keratosis pilaris and sebhorrheic keratosis. Solar keratoses are due to abnormal development of skin cells exposed to ultraviolet radiation. They are known as precursors to cancer development. Even though solar [...]

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Keratosis On The Scalp

January 25, 2012

Keratosis is a skin disease whose main characteristic is in the overgrowth of keratinous tissue, which appears to be horny. Keratosis exists in a variety of types that are  categorized by different degrees of severity. These include keratosis pilaris, actinic keratosis, seborrheic keratosis, keratosis follicularis and hyperkeratosis. Actinic keratosis is the most prevalent condition affecting [...]

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