08 AprPorokeratosis Home Remedies

Porokeratosis have a way of making the skin look unsightly. This is the reason many individuals do not delay in getting rid of it. It can also be considerably painful. There is also the fear that porokeratosis can lead to cancer. Though this fear is not completely confirmed, it is however safe to get rid of the skin condition on time before the unexpected happens. There are several ways through which porokeratosis can be removed form the skin. Through this write up, some of the removal methods will be discussed. You will also discover that the methods can be carried out right at home.

Try apple cidar vinegar

Apple cidar vinegar is one of the products that can be used in treating porokeratosis at home. Some individuals have reported that the product work on their porokeratosis. This treatment method does not give a fast result; it may take a number of days before any positive result can be experienced. Apple cidar vinegar can be obtained over the counter and you can get it without any doctor’s prescription. It is also very cheap to come by. In case you do not get the already prepared apple cidar vinegar, you can always buy the various constituents and prepare it by yourself.

Topical products

Topical products can also be used to treating porokeratosis. The topical products can be applied directly on the skin condition and the effect can be very quick. The topical products are made from herbal products and they do not have any adverse effect on the skin whatsoever.  Walk into any of the drug stores around and you should be able to get these specially prepared topical products that can be used on your porokeratosis. You do not need any doctor’s prescription and it is also very cheap to come by.  A very good example of the topical products that can be used on your porokeratosis is tacalcitol. This product had been tried over time and it had been discovered to be very helpful against the skin condition. With consistent application, the porokeratosis can be rid of your skin in a matter of days.


Balanced diet can also be helpful in removing porokeratosis from your skin. When you eat balanced diet, your body will be supplied with the right amount of vitamins and minerals that will speed up the healing process of the skin condition. In order to ensure the proper and adequate supply of nutrients in your body, you can always depend on supplements.


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21 SepLinear Porokeratosis

Linear porokeratosis is a skin condition that is not common to people like the other types of porokeratosis. The skin lesions appear in groups and arranged in a linear manner. The linear arrangements follow the lines of Blaschko. Its effect is prone to the back areas but not the proximal areas. This condition is known to respond very slowly or fail to respond at all to treatment. Dermatologists say that this disease is caused by an abnormal clone of the epidermal precursors. The treatment that one receives is known as photodynamic therapy. One to be completely free from the disorder has to go through two complete sessions of photodynamic therapy.

Linear porokeratosis is an all-age disorder. It can start right from birth or later in adulthood. Just like the other types of porokeratosis, it has been associated with genetic inheritance. There is no known cure for linear porokeratosis but dermatologists have tried to manage the skin condition to make it less risky. This disease may be less harmful but in some cases it may lead to skin cancer. It is therefore advisable to see a dermatologist immediately whenever you suspect some symptoms like the ones discussed above.

The treatment of this condition has been characterized with results that are discouraging. The cases that have been witnessed severally are characterized by superficial scales accompanied by reddish-brown papules and plaques. Before treatment commences, the dermatologists removes the scales and then continues with the photodynamic therapy (PDT). PDT makes use of light to make the photosensitizer in the affected skin tissue active. The cytotoxic oxygen is produced and this is known to damage cells selectively. The faulty cells are damaged so as to reduce the production of plaques and lesions. Linear porokeratosis has posed a great danger to infants because they end up dying if not well managed. Pregnant women who are aware that their family lineage has porokeratosis problems are advised to make sure that their new born babies have doctor’s attention shortly after birth.

Further research on this kind of porokeratosis has reported that it is common among monozygotic twins. It is also said that this is the initial stage of skin cancer the reason being that it a rare form of porokeratosis. Once one has this disorder, he/she has to be cautious because it may result into cancer. Among all the patients who have been diagnosed with porokeratosis, it is only the linear porokeratosis patients who have unpromising results after treatment.


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03 AugPorokeratosis Plantaris Palmaris Et Disseminate (PPPD)

PPPD is a very rare type of porokeratosis but when it occurs, it affects mainly the palms and soles. It is caused by gradual thickening of the skin on these two parts.

Different patients experience different symptoms but the most common symptoms are thickening of the palm and the sole skin. The known symptoms are minimal as very little of the disease is known. It has been listed as a rare disease by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD).

It starts with a single or few bumps on the sole or the palm. The bumps are as a result of the gradual thickening of the skin. These are what we call lesions. They are normally harmless and not painful. They are however irritating and uncomfortable to live with. These are the reasons why the affected want to remove or treat them.

If you are suffering from this kind of porokeratosis, it is well to understand that all types of porokeratosis have no cure. They cannot be completely dealt with unless you decide to live with them. However, dermatologists have done research and came up with some ways to temporarily remove them or somehow smooth them. Some of the available ways include;

Cryotherapy- this is one of the mostly used methods to deal with these lesions. It involves the use of liquid Nitrogen on the lesions. It freezes them at a very low temperature, they shrink and skin may look as it looked before the lesions occurred. It is normally done several times. The method does not permanently remove them since the moment you stop freezing them, they will not take long before they appear again.

Another method may be surgery. This is where the porokeratosis lesions are cut off using a curved scalpel. The lesions are cut off and the skin remains normal, although they also reappear after some time. It is however as risky and hard method as the process may tamper with the tissues. This is because the lesion cells and tissues are attached to the other tissues.

Another way to deal with PPPD is by use of 5-flouroucil. It is very effective when used on face but may also be of great use if applied on the palm. It fights and kills the already damaged cells resulting to the surface being smooth.

You may apply urea based creams on the soles on the parts affected. They soften the porokeratosis lesions and using pumice, you can scrap them regularly after taking you shower. Regular treatment will lessen the lesions’ effect.


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14 JulDisseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis (DSAP)

Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis (DSAP)

Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis is a skin condition that mainly appears in adults, mostly affecting women. It is a skin disorder of genetic origin. It appears when you observe reddish scaly spots on the legs, arms and on the lower legs. If you suffer from the disease, it is highly possible that your offspring will inherit the disease from you.

It is rarely common in the early ages; it becomes noticed on the age of 35 to 40 years. The disease affects mostly the sun exposed parts of the body. They are prominent in the summer and less observed in the winter.

It affects the lower parts of the arms and legs and rarely occurs on the cheeks and rarely affects the palms and the soles. Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis is rarely linked to cause skin cancer. It is known to affect light-skinned persons and very rare in Africans and black Americans. This because the sun rays penetrate easily in form of VBA in light skin compared to dark skin.

Some of the ways to prevent the Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis is by wearing long sleeves, to protect your arms from excess and direct light. You are also advised to wear long skirts to protect your legs from sun rays.

Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis cannot be permanently eliminated, however there are ways to treat it in to a controllable condition, they include;

Use of retinoid Creams. These are gels and lotions rich in Vitamin A, which reduces further disorder of skin cells. All you have to do is apply at least three times a day on the affected areas. The results may be observed after a week. Though the gels are irritating on the skin, they are very effective as they also protect your skin from direct sunrays. Another cream is Imiquimod which fights viruses and damages cells that are responsible to cause cancer. If well applied, the cream is also effective in a week’s time.

Cryotherapy is another way of treating Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis. The process involves the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze the lesions. After freezing, the skin may appear as it was before the disease.

The most preferred and used way to treat Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis is the use of 5-fluorouracil. The medicine is very effective as it attacks and destroys the already damaged skin cells such that they appear smoother. It works well on the face and scalp.

To avoid any risk of acquiring the disease, it is advised that you visit a dermatologist regularly. The earlier it is noticed, the earlier it will be treated.


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