Keratosis is a skin disorder occurring as a result of elevated blemish on the skin. Overgrowth of layers of horny skin such as wart or cellus results to this condition. People who are more likely to be affected by this condition are those who expose their skin to excessive sunlight. Some other skin conditions are hereditary. Mostly Keratosis is not life threatening but can make one depressed. Keratosis is treatable using different treatment procedure in the market. Keratosis can occur on the back, thighs, buttocks, legs and outer side of the upper arm. There are various Keratosis types and are discussed as follows.
Keratosis pilaris is characterized by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. Keratosis pilaris occurs when the body produces excess natural protein known as keratin and this protein leads to the formation of hard plugs. Keratosis pilaris are rarely itchy and sore. This condition does not pose any harm to the body and can be treated.
Actinic Keratosis is described by small red rough flat spot that occurs on the skin. Excessive exposure to the sun can cause this condition. Those people who get excessive exposure to the sunlight are more likely to be affected by this condition. They appear on the ears, nose chest, face, forearms and back of the hands. Actinic Keratosis is sometimes painful when rubbed by a finger or cloth.
Seborrheic Keratosis starts as small rough bumps on the skin and then grows slowly getting thick. It looks like warts and one may think it is cancer. Usually it has a waxy look and some can look as brown candle wax on the skin. Seborrheic is neither cancerous nor contagious. Seborrheic Keratosis can be tan or brown.
Senile Keratosis is described by a flat bump on the skin, has a pointed grayish shape. It appears like a wart and it is soft but it is benign.
Follicular Keratosis also known as darier disease is described by dark crusty skin patches that are brown in color or can even be skin color. They may contain pus with a distinct odor. It affects the scalp, chest, thigh, neck, abdomen and back. Follicular Keratosis is hereditary and it is not contagious.
It is possible the above skin conditions can be treated using different treatments available in the market. These disorders are neither contagious nor cancerous therefore never worry so much the condition is treatable.