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Does anyone have Hyperkeratosis? If so what was your treatment?

Is the treatment successful?

Well this is usually common amongst lighter skinned individuals, hyperkeratosis is an acesses of the protien keratin wich is what makes the last three layers of your epidermis to undergo keratinization or hardining, therefore excessive keratin can cuase calusis and can be a precursor to squamos cell carcinoma (epidermal cancer) this is usually caused by being in the sun alot and being fair skinned does not help treament include

Not staying in the sun for long periods of time without protection (e.g.:sunscreen, clothing, hats).
Frequently applying powerful sunscreens with SPF ratings greater than 15 and that also block both UVA and UVB light.
Using sunscreen even in winter sun exposure.
Wearing sun protective clothing such as hats, long-sleeved shirts, long skirts, or pants.
Avoiding sun exposure during noon hours is very helpful because ultraviolet light is the most powerful at that time.  (+ info)

Is there any dietry supplement or vitamins I can take to get rid of back and arm acne/hyperkeratosis?

Try taking a multi vitamin and stay away fron corn based foods, corn tortillas, corn chips, corn.More fruits and vegetables, I heard it can be made worse ( not caused ) by a poor diet.
also exfoliateyour skin and then use a good moisturizer evry day on it.  (+ info)

What is meant by : "palmar/plantar hyperkeratosis"?

Palmar is the palm side of your hands and plantar is the bottom side of your feet, and hyperkeratosis is when an excess of proteins called keratins are produced by the body. The term typically refers to a thickening of the skin. Eczema, among other conditions, can lead to hyperkeratosis. Some forms are inherited. Many forms of hyperkeratosis are painless. However, corns, calluses and plantar warts can cause a great deal of discomfort.  (+ info)

hyperkeratosis of the foot/natural cure treatment?

hi, my friend has something call hyperkeratosis, his feet has something like warts, he said it feel like he is walking on needles! he goes to get them cut out every three months but keep coming back and i think it is near his bones ,is there a natural cure? thank you in advance!!!

these are the best I could come up best of luck  (+ info)

I have Hyperkeratosis help me?

What would help lesson the appearance of these goose bumps. There on my legs.

try this:
kinda expensive, but will work

or try a lot of exfoliating  (+ info)

what is hyperkeratosis? and what is the treatment? could it be cancerous???


Hyperkeratosis is a finding of dried skin cells on your Pap smear. This change in the cells of the cervix often occurs from using a cervical cap or diaphragm or from having a cervical infection. Hyperkeratosis rarely needs any more evaluation than a repeat Pap smear in 6 months to 1 year. If the hyperkeratosis is still present on the repeat Pap smear, your doctor may want to perform another Pap smear or perform a colposcopy.  (+ info)

does anyone know anything about hyperkeratosis?

symptoms, diagnosis, progosis, treatment...

Hyperkeratosis is a thickening of the outer layer of the skin, which contains a tough, protective protein called keratin. This thickening is often part of the skin's normal protection against rubbing, pressure and other forms of local irritation, and causes calluses and corns on hands and feet or whitish areas inside the mouth. Other forms of hyperkeratosis can occur as part of the skin's defense against chronic (long-lasting) inflammation, infection, the radiation of sunlight or irritating chemicals. Less often, hyperkeratosis develops on skin that has not been irritated. These types of hyperkeratosis may be part of an inherited condition, may begin soon after birth and can affect skin on large areas of the body.
Many forms of hyperkeratosis are painless. However, corns, calluses and plantar warts can cause a great deal of discomfort.
Depending on your specific pattern of skin symptoms, your doctor will ask whether you have a family history of skin problems, and whether you have a personal history of allergies, frequent sun exposure, use of dentures or orthodontic dental appliances, unconscious chewing on your cheek or tongue or use of smokeless tobacco.
Sometimes, your doctor can diagnose the cause of your hyperkeratosis by reviewing your history and symptoms and by examining your skin. This often is the case with corns, calluses, warts and chronic eczema. If you have chronic eczema that could be allergy-related, the doctor may suggest that you have allergy testing.
If your doctor suspects that you have seborrheic keratoses, he or she may use a handheld magnifying lens to examine the affected skin for horn pearls. These are very tiny white or black balls of keratin that can usually be seen on the skin in areas of seborrheic keratoses. In some cases, a biopsy may be taken to confirm the diagnosis. In a biopsy, a small piece of tissue is removed to be examined in a laboratory. If your doctor suspects that you have actinic keratoses, you may need to have a skin biopsy to confirm the diagnosis and rule out skin cancer.
If your child develops hyperkeratosis in many areas of his or her body, your doctor may review your family history and skin symptoms to determine if your child has an inherited disorder.
Most forms of hyperkeratosis are local skin problems that have a good prognosis. Actinic keratoses can develop into squamous cell skin cancer.
The treatment of hyperkeratosis depends on the type and possible cause:
Corns and calluses — Using moleskin or padding next to the affected area can help to relieve pain. Avoid further irritation that stimulates growth of the corn or callus. Never try to shave away or cut a corn or callus by yourself. Consult with your health care professional or a podiatrist.
Warts — Your health care professional or dermatologist can remove warts by freezing them with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery), vaporizing them with a laser or trimming them away surgically. If the treatment does not reach the layer of skin infected with the virus, the wart can come back in the same place. Repeat treatments may be necessary. Although warts can be treated at home with nonprescription remedies, self-treatment may take longer than treatments in a medical setting. Self-treatment may be more effective after you have been treated by a health care professional, especially if a wart appears to be large or deep. If you have diabetes or poor circulation, you should always be treated by a health care professional to avoid injury and infection.
Chronic eczema — Your doctor usually will treat eczema by prescribing a corticosteroid ointment or cream for you to rub into the affected area. Moisturizing the skin is also very important.
Lichen planus — Like chronic eczema, lichen planus usually is treated with corticosteroid ointment or creams.
Actinic keratoses — Your doctor may use cryosurgery to remove a single actinic keratosis. Multiple keratoses can be treated with skin peels, laser therapy or dermabrasion.
Seborrheic keratoses — These growths can be removed with cryosurgery with a scalpel.
Inherited conditions — There is no cure for these conditions. To treat large areas of scaly skin, your doctor may suggest bathing with bath oil or rubbing special emollients into the skin.  (+ info)

what is the name of vitamin D-deficiency disease in adults?

a. rickets
b. osteomalacia
c. keratomalacia
d. hyperkeratosis

Ricketts is the answer ~ a deficiency in vitamin D will produce a deficiency in calcium as calcium is dependant on sufficient vitamin D in the body to be effectively assimilated ♥

Vitamin D deficiency will also cause osteomalacia - soft bones................ :0)

♥  (+ info)

Oral Cancer Help Please?

I used to dip (tobacco) and when i noticed white lines similar to stretch marks in my gum i quit, sense i read that this was probably hyperkeratosis. i quit, and all of the hyperkeratosis is gone. should i be tripping out or am i 90% safe?

I've been chewing for tweny years and have all kinds of white spot and lines. I go to the dentist twice a year and get checked for oral cancer. I went two weeks ago and all is well. So, go to a dentist and tell them you chewed and ask for a complete oral exam. I'm sure your fine but going will make you feel better. I do not recommend you start again though as it is not safe. Good Luck!  (+ info)

Are you protected from Alzheimer's?

Feel the back of your arms. feel little bumps along your arms? these small harmless white bumps are called follicular hyperkeratosis, it can be a sign your not getting enough omega 3 fatty acids in your diet- the kind that boost brain function and protect against alzheimers.
w/ out enough omega 3's the skin produces a poor quality of sebum, the oil in pores that moisturize skin. the result is skin thickening over certain pores, namely the one's on the back of your arms.
Try putting fish on your menu at least 2x a week. other good sources are sardines, herring, wild salmon, walnuts and flaxseed.
Another tip: a cup of green tea a day helps to keep alzheimer's away.

My Grandad died with alzheimer's. I've also given palliative care to sufferers of dementia. There are a lot of good predictors of alzheimer's, including how much a person socialises, how much passive activity they engage in (e.g. watching TV), and wether a close relative has been diagnosed with alzheimer's.

It's true that some foods can help prevent apoptosis (natural cell death). Omega 3 is high in anti-oxidants which remove free-radicals from our bodies. These free-radicals contribute to damage within cells. We can see that Omega 3 is beneficial then. But, alzheimer's involves necrosis (cell death caused by injury or illness) which cannot be prevented that well by a healthy diet. Also, foods contribute very little to boosting brain function. The best thing you can do to keep a healthy brain is to have an active brain. Do things to keep your brain active and you can slow down apoptosis and retain mental abilities better in the event of necrosis. In the words of my neurobiology teacher: 'use it or lose it'!  (+ info)

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