Stucco keratosis is another skin disorder that people are constantly battling with on daily basis. Since they affect the image of an individual (they are unusual skin growths), its removal is usually inevitable in spite of being benign. Stucco keratosis is sometimes referred to as keratosis alba and mainly affect people’s lower extremities as well as ankles. It’s among older people. The growths can easily go unnoticed owing to the fact that they may not show symptoms (are usually asymptomatic). Even amidst research and studies, medical science has been unable to establish the real cause of Stucco keratosis.
Stucco keratosis is usually characterized by gray white swellings on the on the ankles and other lower extremities in older adults. Since the lumps stick out of the skin, they can easily be scraped off without or minimal bleeding. Just like their keratosis counterparts, Stucco keratosis is a product of excess thickening of keratin in the skin giving it a ripple-like appearance. Although most cases of stucco lesions appear singly, most of them may come in numerous numbers and could result in hundreds of blemishes that generally affect the appearance and texture of the skin. Common cases of stucco lumps are tiny mild wart-like growths affecting the lower parts of older people who are above 40 years old.
Research shows that men are 4 times more susceptible to Stucco keratosis lesions as compared to their female counterparts. Another thing that should be mentioned here is that excess exposure to the sun can also predispose an individual to Stucco keratosis and therefore protection from the sun should be taken seriously. The individual should ensure that either sun protective clothing or sun screen agents are within reach of use. It is also advisable to avoid intense ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun between 10am and 3am. The intensity of these rays is usually at its peak this time and could lead to stucco keratosis or worsen the condition of your skin.
Medical scientists are still heating their brains with empirical research to find more stucco keratosis treatments that will remove the lesions without causing other skin disorders or scarring the skin surface even more than it once was. Scraping of the lesion is one of the stucco removal options that most people are using both at home as well as hospitals. The lump is carefully scraped and smoothed with a curette in a way that causes no bleeding or scarring.
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