Keratoses (singular keratosis) are small, dry, scaly and crusty lesions that are found mostly in areas that are frequently exposed to the sun. Keratosis growths cause Keratoses that are harmless and non cancerous but they make the skin look ugly and affect self confidence.
People with light complexions are more susceptible to develop a keratosis growth. These growths will barely be noticed in the early stages. They are hardly noticed by sight when starting. They begin as a small rash that can only be felt when a hand is moved lightly on the skin. This rash grows gradually until the growths reach a size of about three to six millimetres when they can be termed as fully grown.
A keratosis growth is believed to be caused by ultraviolet rays from sunlight due to the high probability of the growth to be found in areas that are frequently exposed to the sun like the bald head, the back of the neck, face, ears, back of the hands and the forearms.
Keratosis growth does not have a vaccination that will assure you of prevention but one sure way of being safe is simply ensuring that exposure of the skin to the sun’s rays is very minimal since these rays are the main causes of the condition.
Sunscreen is also a good way of taking care of keratosis growth. It should be applied to the face, back of the neck, back of the hands, ears, forearms and any other skin surface that would normally come to contact with the sun. Sunscreen is applied in the mornings on the days that exposure to the sun is expected.
Hats can also be used to cover the head in the event that the person has a bald head since it is one part of the body that hugely suffers from exposure to the sun’s rays.
A keratosis growth can be treated in many ways, some surgical, others complex methods to be handled only by qualified doctors and other simple home remedies. The home remedies to remove keratosis growths include the use of glycolic acid spray, liquid nitrogen and the use of blood root (blood root is extremely powerful and should only be used under medical supervision).
Liquid nitrogen and Glycolic acid can effectively remove Keratoses on all skin types but it is always encouraged to consult a doctor before starting application.
Glycolic acid can be dangerous in its most concentrated solutions, when used on the face extra care should be taken, but it works very well in removing Keratosis growth on most of the other parts of the body. It might also sting a little bit on the first application but will soon be tolerable.