Actinic keratosis is the most common form of precancerous skin lesions. Actinic keratosis affects people who are exposed to sunlight for long hours or those who are excessively exposed to artificial UV rays like indoor tanners. The lesions may occur on bald scalp, nose, face, ears, neck, legs or any other exposed part of the body.
Overview Atopic dermatitis: Overview Also called: Eczema. This is a common skin disease in children. It is so common that people have given it a few names: Eczema (name most people use) Dermatitis. Atopic (a-top-ic) eczema. Atopic dermatitis. To avoid confusion, we’ll use the medical term atopic dermatitis.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types of skin cancer—basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas—are highly curable, but can be disfiguring and costly to treat. Melanoma, the third most common skin cancer, is more dangerous and causes the most deaths. The majority of these three types of skin cancer are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light.