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Question by  kutty (23)

What is the best treatment for actinic keratoses

I need treatment recommendations for actinic keratoses.


Answer by  sweta (73)

it is the premalignant condition, usually occur in fair skin people. drugs like, diclofenac sodium 3% gel. e. g,solaraze gel contain nonsteroidal antiinflamatory drug. recommended therapy duration is 60 to 90 days. cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen. 5-flourouracil which is chemotherapeutic agent. a laser resurfacing technique. electrocautery. rapcillin is the nature alternative using crocodile peptide. different forms of surgery.


Answer by  Kbrece (107)

The best treatment, which is not as painful as other options, is Surgery (Cyrosurgery) - This kind of surgery is used for many skin diseases and is not that painful or invasive. The treatment involves using extreme cold to take care of the issue with the skin. Any pain experienced can generally be alleviated through aspirin.


Answer by  Amie1084 (181)

It is important that you try to receive treatment as soon as you can with actinic keratosis. There are several treatments that you can go through, which include: cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen), curettage (scrapping off), electrosurgery (use of electric current), photodynamic therapy (PDT) with aminolevulinic acid (use of light and medicine) and medicine (fluorouracil, imiquimod cream, and diclofenac gel.


Answer by  hibpmgirl (2166)

You should consult a dermatologist to determine the correct course of action for your sunspots. Avoid over exposure to the sun in the mean time.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

There are many types of treatments for actinic keratoses. Depending upon the situation, a suitable treatment should be selected. The treatments include cryosurgery where liquid nitrogen is used to kill the cells of the affected area, curettage or scraping away of superficial skin, application of topical 5-flourouracil cream, photodynamic therapy, medications which include topical and systemic drugs, surgery and laser.


Answer by  JodiJ (312)

There is considerable debate on the best treatment options but the common theme among all sources is that the lesions should be removed. curettage or shave excision is a very effective treatment and has the benefits of minimal scaring and leaves tissue that can be examined by pathologists to gauge whether or not the tissue is cancerous or not.

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