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Reasons You Must Treat Actinic Keratosis Early

Actinic Keratosis can be non malignant in nature however the refusal or negligent acts of not treating the disorder at its earlier stages may result in squamous cell carcinoma which is one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancers known. If you thus feel concerned about the possibilities of developing a skin cancer, you need to get yourself checked and treated very early.  The irregular maturation and development of keratinocytes have been thought to be the main reason for the development of actinic keratosis on the skin, the skin becomes bumpy and scaly especially when the epidermis thickens.

Squamous cells are often flat, and thin, hence they can easily be damaged by the UV rays of the sun. Once you take your actinic keratosis infections for granted then you will likely develop squamous cell carcinoma. The squamous cells are naturally present in the nails as well as some other parts of the body. If you can prevent such cells from being damaged, then you can stop skin cancer at an early stage.

It could be quite dangerous to expose an infant to some forms of actinic keratosis treatments such as cryosurgery, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser surgery, however topical corticosteroids as well as creams can be applied for younger people. Infants can take some oral treatments while adults which have just started out can go for the advanced forms of actinic keratosis treatments.

5-fluorouracil is one of the topical treatments which can be used to deal with actinic keratosis and such treatment will prevent further reproduction of abnormal skin cells that result in actinic keratosis infections. Though this cream could be a little harsh bust its effects are satisfactory as it only targets the unwanted cells leaving out the healthy cells. The use of immiquimod is another wonderful way of dealing with actinic keratosis, this cream can be described as an immune response modifier, though the cream can cause some discomfort but such can be endured for the lasting wonderful success created.

Electrocautery and laser surgery are some of the most advanced forms of treating actinic keratosis, laser therapy involves the use of CO2 or some other gases , YAG lasers can also be used in dealing with actinic keratosis. Electrocautery procedures can be used to burn off affected skin parts {this cannot be used on younger kids}.

Further Actinic Keratosis ReadingActinic Keratosis Further Reading:

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