Actinic Keratosis Spots

Actinic keratosis is a skin condition that affects mainly light skinned people at the age of forty and above. This condition can also affect other people who expose their bodies to the sun. For instance, some people have actinic keratosis on their left side because of exposed sunlight while driving. This condition comes as a result of exposure of the body to dangerous emissions from the sun such as ultraviolet rays.  Note that this condition appears on the parts that are exposed the sun. Such parts include nose, on the face, ears and on the forearms. Actinic keratosis spots appear as small, red, rough and flat spots which look like dry skin patches.

Actinic keratosis is a serious condition that has for a long period of time affected majority of the people in the world. This condition has and is likely to be a challenge to many people because there is no any specific skin test, blood test or x-rays for diagnosis of this condition.

Because of the small size of the keratosis spots and its skin colored appearance, it is hard for most people to discover that they are suffering from this condition. This may later on develop into skin cancer if effective treatment measures are not taken up well in advance by the victim. However, it is important to know that not all actinic keratosis develops into cancer and that it is a small percentage of less than ten which gets to develop into cancer. This shows the importance of the need to seek medical attention from specialized doctors for effective medical attention should one realize that he/she is suffering from actinic keratosis.

Actinic keratosis is a condition that can be prevented if only effective measures are taken by all the people who are bound to be victims of this condition. Every one should also know that the intensity of sunlight during the day and more especially from 10am to 4.00pm produces strong rays which cause destruction of the skin [keratosis]. It is necessary for one to avoid as much as possible exposure of the body to the sun during this time. Again, wearing of huts and cloths contribute greatly in protecting the body against actinic keratosis. Diclofenac tropical cream can be used to effectively deal with this condition. The treatment of this condition takes a period of about four to six months and it can be treated using different methods. The best results can be achieved by closely consulting the doctor.

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