It is also known as a “solar keratosis”.
It is characterized by the rough, crusty and scaly patch on the skin that develops from years of exposure to the sun (UV rays). It is most commonly found on the face, lips, and ears, or on the back of hands, forearms, scalp or neck.
Initially, these are frequently so small that they are recognized by touch rather than sight. These may develop slowly and reach a size from an eighth to a quarter of an inch and sometimes they disappear at initial stages and appears again on later.
Signs and Symptoms:
These may include;
- Rough, crusty or scaly patch of skin, usually less than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) in diameter
- Slightly raised patch on the exposed layer of skin
- In some cases, a hard, wart-like surface mu be experienced
- Usually pink, red or brown colored
- Itching or burning in the affected area may experience
It can be difficult to differentiate between non-cancerous and cancerous ones. So, it is best to consult your doctor if you are experiencing the above-stated symptoms.
The medications may include;
- Ingenol mebutate topical
- Topical diclofenac sodium 3% gel
- Photo-dynamic therapy