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Palmoplantar Keratoderma: How can you control it


Palmoplantar Keratoderma is also known as ‘Keratosis Palmaris et Plantaris’. It is a condition where the skin of the palms and soles of feet is seen to be abnormally thickened.

Palmoplantar Keratoderma may or may not be inherited. It depends on the clinical features whether it is inherited or not. [1]

Palmoplantar Keratoderma is
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging may or may not be required
- Cannot be cured, but symptoms can be controlled
In some rare cases, Palmoplantar Keratoderma can develop on other body parts as well. This can be a marker of internal abnormality.


Depending upon the category of Palmoplantar Keratoderma, the symptoms are:
- Thickening and hardening of the skin
- Yellowish in color
- Tiny skin spots on the palms and soles
- In rare cases, it can extend to the back of the hands and feet
- Pain while walking
- Foot odour
- Excessive sweating in between the fingers of hands and feet


Self-care: Currently, there is no way to prevent this skin disorder. Whether it is inherited or acquired, people with the symptoms of Palmoplantar Keratoderma will have to deal with it for a lifelong period.

Medication: Doctors may prescribe treatments to reduce the thickening of the skin. Treatments may include options like regular use of emollients, keratolytics, antifungal creams, topical retinoids, topical vitamin D ointment. These can only reduce the visibility of the hardened skin but not cure it completely.

Specialists: Dermatologists should be consulted in case of other kinds. mfine can provide a wide range of information related to several medical conditions. You can also come on board for a holistic treatment.

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