Actinic keratosis (AK) is the most common precancer that forms on skin damaged by chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and/or indoor tanning. Solar keratosis is another name for the condition.
actinic keratosis is a result from long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This means that if someone already have an AK,they are likely to develop more actinic keratoses (plural) in the future. This puts them at a higher risk for skin cancer, since AKs can develop into squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), a common and sometimes invasive form of the disease.
SYMPTOMS OF ACTINIC KERATOSIS
AKs often appear as
1.Small dry, scaly or crusty patches of skin.
2.There may be red, light or dark tan, white, pink, flesh-toned or a combination of colors and are sometimes raised.
3.Because of their rough texture, actinic keratoses are often easier to feel than see.
CAUSES OF ACTINIC KERATOSIS
AKs are evidence of sustained sun damage. Having them raises your lifetime risk for skin cancer. Since having one AK means that it’s likely you have already developed more, this may translate into an especially elevated risk for developing an SCC.
An untreated SCC can become invasive and even life-threatening.
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR ACTINIC KERATOSIS
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