What is Ulerythema Ophryogenes Keratosis?

December 20, 2010

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Ulerythema Ophrygogenes Keratosis is characterized by the symptoms of keratosis pilaris and such is followed by atrophy. It is a form of keratosis disorder which can occur at birth, and it is sometimes referred to as infancy reticular erythema. It features the formation of small horny papules which are formed in the outer layers of the eyebrows, but the skin disorder extends to the adjacent scalp, skin and cheeks. Males are often  more predisposed to this kind of keratosis which has been linked to some form of birth defects.

The symptoms of Ulerythema Ophryogenes are also related to symptoms of some other skin disorders such as keratosis Pilaris rubra and ulerythema. This form of keratosis is more noticeable in the eyebrows and there is every possibility that it can also occur in parts of the body where hair grows. Other places where the infection can surface include the chest, hands and legs.

Ulerythema Ophryogenes is genetic in nature just like any other keratosis, however certain conditions such as exposure to sunlight and some forms of body lotions can aggravate the symptoms of this skin disorders. If detected earlier, the skin condition can be destroyed through a number of therapeutic and topical treatments.

Since Ulerythema Ophryogenes is more common at the eyebrow and some sensitive parts of the body, it often becomes very difficult to treat the infection with laser treatments to avoid damaging some parts of the eyes closer to the eye brow, likewise other forms of treatments such as cryotherapy and microdermabrassion can also be very difficult to apply to the affected skin area.

One of the best possible ways of dealing with Ulerythema ophryogenes is the application of topical corticosteroids or with the use of Glycolic acids, which do not come intact with the eye or any other parts of the body where this skin disorders commonly affect.  The safest treatments for this skin disorders are applied orally , though some cosmetics can also be applied for this skin disorder but they should be cosmetics which will in no way affect the eye especially when applied to the eye brows.

Ulerythema ophryogenes should be reported to a dermatologist especially at its onset to avoid any complications to the eye . A dermatologist can also recommend the best possible treatments for the infection. A dermatologist will also advise you and the pros and cons of each treatment methods to achieve the best possible result.

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