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Keratosis pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is  a very common type of  keratosis .It is a genetic state that passes down from parents to children .It is caused by the excess growth of keratin. Keratin forms the outer layer of our skin and  if it grows unevenly or in form of clusters, it blocks  the pores thus forming  red bumps on the surface which is commonly known as  keratosis pilaris. Although  it is  not harmful  but it can be irritating and affects  a person’s personality thus affecting his self-confidence. As these bumps  look like acne,  it is most significant not to puzzle them with acne as  there is a  difference between  their  treatments and  a minor mistake in dealing with these bumps can result in a more serious skin problems.  It is also commonly known as chicken skin as it makes skin rough

Keratosis is classified in various different types but keratosis pilaris is most familiar  one. Keratosis pilaris  , also recognized as follicular keratosis , usually occurs on arms ,thighs and cheeks. Anyone can be affected by this diseases but it is most  common in children and adolescents. It isn’t a transmittable disease but it is  difficult to treat this lesion .As  it is a genetic  skin problem therefore many teenagers are affected .It should be kept in mind ,to handle them with care  especially in case of  children,   in order to avoid a lifelong  skin problem. Keratosis pilaris increases with the lack of moisture therefore during winter  it can be   very irritating .

Preventions

It can be prevented in a number of ways

  • By keeping the skin clean
  • By adopting  healthy lifestyle
  • By having   nutritious food
  • By exercising regularly
  • By  being active
  • By keeping skin moisturized

Thus  all these things should be made a habit and a part of routine of children  who have  chances  of  keratosis pilaris.  These minor habits can not only prevent this problem but  also help  in reducing it , if you already have this problem.

Symptoms

Closely observing  your skin every day and consulting  a dermatologist , if you notice any alteration in your skin is very vital for having a healthy skin. Keratosis can be controlled if treated in the start therefore treatment should be started as soon as you notice  following symptoms

  • Redness of skin  on any part of body.
  • Appearance of  irritating rash.
  • Formation of red bumps on skin.
  • Increment in roughness of skin.

Usually people confuse keratosis pilaris with  acne and start using medication for acne without consulting a doctor , it can  result in serious  skin conditions therefore  right   diagnosis is very essential .

Treatments.

Although it is difficult to treat keratosis pilaris but  it can be reduced by

  • Opting for photodynamics
  • Using laser therapy
  • Using retinoid  after dermatologists opinion.
  • Avoiding  products having harsh chemicals
  • Avoiding over exfoliation
  • Keeping the skin moisturized

Using prescribed antibiotics

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Treating The Various Forms Of Keratosis

The following is just rundown of the various types of keratosis treatment, given the topic’s broadness. To start off, let us discuss about the word keratosis. It is a term that is often used to describe a growth of keratin on a person’s skin. Keratin is the main organic constituent of the epidermis. The term keratosis can be used to refer to cutaneous horns, actinic keratosis, keratosis pilaris, and seborrheic keratosis. It can affect only a few parts of your skin but it can also affect the entire body. read more »

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The Answer To Keratosis | Healing Power Of Nitrogen

Cryotherapy, also commonly known as cryosurgery, is one of the several treatment modalities for keratoses – along with curettage, laser therapy, electrocautery or even a surgical procedure. According to research reports, it follows surgical procedures in the ranking of procedures most commonly carried out to remove skin lesions maybe due to its availability even in the doctor’s office. read more »

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About Keratosis

Hyperkeratinization on skin is the main cause of keratosis. Keratin is the main component of human hair and fingernail and toenails. Excessive amounts of this could be bad for the skin. Keratoses vary by nature and attributes.

Actinic Keratosis
AK’s are caused by too much exposure to the sun’s UV radiation and are associated with old age, thus it is sometimes called solar keratosis or senile keratosis. Squamous cell carcinoma can be developed from lesions brought about by actinic keratosis. The main attributes of actinic keratosis is its thick, crusty and scaly bumps appearing on the parts of the body exposed mostly to the sun. One must be concerned if he or she has this, for it can progress into a skin cancer later. read more »

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