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- Actinic keratosis
An actinic keratosis (ak-TIN-ik ker-uh-TOE-sis) is a rough, scaly patch on your skin that develops from years of exposure to the sun. It's most commonly found on your face, lips, ears, back of your hands, forearms, scalp or neck.
Also known as a solar keratosis, an actinic keratosis enlarges slowly and usually causes no signs or symptoms other than a patch or small spot on your skin. These patches take years to develop, usually first a Read More
- Dry skin
Dry skin is often temporary — you get it only in winter, for example — but it may be a lifelong condition. Signs and symptoms of dry skin depend on your age, your health, where you live, time spent outdoors and the cause of the problem. Dry skin is likely to cause one or more of the following:
A feeling of skin tightness, especially after showering, bathing or swimming
Skin that feels and looks rough
- Giroux barbeau syndrome
The symptoms of PSEK usually develop shortly after birth or during the first year of life. Infants develop reddened plaques of thickened, rough and/or scaly skin, especially on the face, buttocks, arms and legs. Over time, these lesions can cover large areas of the body. The distribution of these lesions is almost perfectly symmetrical, meaning the size, shape and location of the lesions are extremely similar on both sides of the body. These p Read More
- Ichthyosis keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans
KFSD is a type of ichthyoses, a group of inherited disorders of the skin in which the skin tends to be thick and rough and has a scaly appearance. Hardening of the skin around the hair follicles leads to scarring and baldness. This condition begins in infancy, initially appearing on the face and neck, and then progresses to the chest, back, abdomen, arms and legs. Hair loss of the eyebrows and scalp caused by the scarring become evident in chi Read More
- Keratitis ichthyosis deafness syndrome
KID syndrome is present at birth. Nearly all cases have skin involvement, which includes red, rough, thickened plaques that are sometimes scaling, as well as sensorineural deafness or severe hearing impairment.
Most patients develop eye findings, predominantly keratitis (superficial defects of the cornea), which may result in the eyes being very sensitive to light (photophobia), small blood vessels growing from the iris over the cornea Read More