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Are there any over the counter remedies for actinic keratoses?

By Anonymous July 13, 2011 - 12:05am
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I have two actinic keratoses on my forehead and had my dermatologist freeze the first one about 2 months ago but it has returned and is now bleeding when I wipe my face with a washcloth. Now I've formed a new small one right below it. I have no insurance now and can't afford a Dr.'s appointment so I was hoping there would be an over the counter remedy. Thanks for your help,


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Hi Anon,

Thanks for your post. Unfortunately, none of the treatments for Actinic Keratosis are over the counter. All either have to be prescribed or involve surgical procedures. I would advise that you try to look for a public health clinic to be treated for your actinic keratosis since it is always important to have skin conditions treated by a doctor. If you need help finding a clinic in your area, please let us know.


July 13, 2011 - 7:16am
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Thanks so much for your feedback and help. I really appreciate it!

July 17, 2011 - 12:25am
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