Keratosis is a skin disorder that is wide spread. Keratosis can get worse mostly during winter and get better during summer. It affects both adult and adolescents and 42% of this population is affected by this disorder. This disorder occurs more in women than men. It can cause depression and anxiety to an individual affected. How do I know it is Keratosis is a question you need to ask yourself? Symptoms that are represented by Keratosis are discussed here. Symptoms help to known whether if it is Keratosis or not and make the right decision earlier on how to treat and manage Keratosis.
If you have small red rough bumps on the skin it could be that you are affected by this skin disorder. The skin can sometimes feel dry, rough and itch. This is one of the symptoms of Keratosis pilaris. These bumps are a result of excessive natural protein which forms hard plugs on the skin by trapping hair follicles forming the red bumps. These proteins are known as keratin.
Red rough flat spot on the skin could be a symptom of actinic Keratosis. Actinic Keratosis is a skin disorder caused by excessive exposure to sunlight. Red rough flat spots appear on chest, face, nose, back of the arms and ears.
Rough spots that look like a wart could be a warning sign for Seborrheic Keratosis. This bump may look waxy and brown as a candle wax on the skin. This is a sign that one could be suffering from Seborrheic Keratosis.
If you have a pointed grayish flat bump on your skin you could also be suffering from senile Keratosis. This bump can be soft and looks like a wart.
Dark crusty patches on the skin are symptoms of follicular Keratosis which is also known as darier Keratosis. These patches can contain pus and they affect the chest, scalp, thigh neck back and abdomen. Follicular Keratosis is known to be hereditary.
The above symptoms can help to know if it is Keratosis. Keratosis can be treated by using various treatments available. What you need to do is to consult a doctor to confirm which type of Keratosis you are suffering from and advise you on the kind of treatment you can use to treat Keratosis.
Keratosis is not life threatening and sometimes is painless. With treatment such as home made treatment and medical treatment, Keratosis can be managed.