Actinic Keratosis symptoms
Actinic Keratosis

Symptoms could include:

  • A skin lesion KOH exam is a simple skin test to check if an infection in the skin is caused by fungus. KOH stands for potassium (K), oxygen (O), and hydrogen (H). These elements make up potassium hydroxide. Besides the exam, KOH is used in fertili...
  • A skin lesion is a part of the skin that has an abnormal growth or appearance compared to the skin around it. Types include blisters, nodules, and rash, among others.
  • A macule is a flat, distinct, discolored area of skin less than 1 cm wide that does not involve any change in the thickness or texture of the skin. A macule occurs without the presence of physical trauma. It is a symptom of medical conditions such...
  • The medical term for scaling skin, desquamation, comes from the Latin desquamare, meaning “to scrape scales off a fish.” If you have seen or performed this activity, you understand what scaling skin is. The outer layer of skin becomes dry and flaky and peels away from the body in large pieces with the appearance of scales..
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Scaling skin is the loss of the outer layer of the epidermis in large, scale-like flakes. Desquamation, dropping of scales, exfoliating, flaking skin, peeling skin, scaly skin
  • Irregular areas in which there are changes in skin color are a common problem with a wide array of potential causes. You may have changes in the pigmentation of a certain area of your skin due to a difference in the level of melanin it contains. M...
  • Detecting changes in skin color is challenging because there is such a wide range of skin coloration in all individuals. Subtle changes like skin blanching may occur gradually over time, or there may be a sudden onset.
    Date:October 31, 2007
  • Blanching of skin occurs when the skin becomes pale in response to gentle pressure. Blanched skin, skin blanches, skin turns white.
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