How to detect keratoma of the skin in time and prevent the development of cancer
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Characteristic for people after 40 years. At first, a small spot of light brown color appears. Over time it grows in size and becomes dark brown, white or gray. It can reach 1.5-2 cm. The rift becomes soft, hilly and rough. Age-related keratomas appear on the back of the head, neck, hands and face, sporadically on the back and abdomen.
When injured, the growths heal and hurt for a long time.
|Follicular||Rare and occurs more often in women. Increases up to 1-1,5 cm in diameter and has a pale color (white or pink shade). They are located above the upper lip, on the cheeks or in the hair. Follicular keratomas do not hurt, but only cause a lot of inconvenience.|
|Seborrheic||Malignant neoplasms can arise from it. Initially, a yellowish pigment appears on the skin. Later, the size increases, compacted and roughness occurs.The color becomes dark brown. Over time, keratoma begins to itch and peel. Sometimes the formation disappears and in its place remains a wound that is bleeding.|
It resembles a convex tubercle or horn. It is a consequence of existing senile keratoma due to permanent injury, exposure to ultraviolet radiation or infectious diseases.
Horny keratoma has various forms. Manifest on the face, ears, genitals and on the head.
Initially, there are many small foci with gray scales. Located on the face, arms, legs and ears. Peelings are firm and loose. This type is treated if you contact a dermatologist in time.
Solar keratoma is a signal of a precancerous condition.
Numerous or solitary appearance of convex formations of burgundy, brown or bluish tint. The size reaches a maximum of 1 cm. Forms are different. Located on the male genitals, stomach, back, arms and legs.
This type appears in children. It is often confused with hemangioma.