Sun-related keratosis refers to a condition when the skin becomes rough and scaly due to over sun-exposure. Therefore, it is also called actinic keratosis. Sometime sun-related keratosis can turn into skin cancers. It is important to do the self-examinations daily. If there is any suspicious abnormality of the skin, please consult a dermatologist.
Sun-related keratosis is a small, rough, raised area found on the skin that might have frequently been exposed to the sun for a long time. Usually it is found on the scalp, face, chest, on the back of the hands, or on other places that are also often exposed to the sun.
The sun-related keratosis often happen to the skin of the face, scalp, ears, backs of the hands and forearms, which are thought to be often exposed to the sun. However, sun-related keratosis can still happen to any part of skin. The size of sun-related keratosis is usually less than one inch and the appearance of sun-related keratosis is often scaly and with the color of pink, red or brown. The affected skin may be rough to touch and sensitive. Later they can even become hard and wart. After all, the affected areas are normally easier to feel than to see in the beginning.
The treatments of sun-related keratosis include: 1) electrical cautery, 2) using electricity in order to destroy remaining cells and scraping away the lesion, 3) cutting out the tumor if there is any, 4) freezing or cryotherapy to kill the cells. If the affected area is large, then a laser treatment, chemical peels, or skin cream may be indicated.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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