This is a skin condition that refers to the thickening of the skin that can be found on the soles of the feet and the palms. It can be inherited genetically or acquired due to environmental factors. While it is known to mostly affect the feet, it can also reach other parts of the patient’s body. This condition is also quite severe when it affects the hands.
HOW IS PALMOPLANTAR KERATODERMA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by a general physician who would do a tissue test and also some genetic testing.
HOW IS PALMOPLANTAR KERATODERMA TREATED?
Treatments using retinoids has been known to be effective in healing the problem of abnormal thickening of the palms and soles. However, being a lifelong condition, often alternative medicines and homeopathy are used for dealing with this issue. Acupuncture is also known to help in easing the symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW?
Palmoplantar keratoderma in most cases is a genetic condition