Solaraze gel is used to treat a skin disorder called actinic keratosis. Actinic keratosis is when rough patches of skin occur from regular exposure to sun. The people most at risk for this are fair-skinned people who sunbathe regularly or work outdoors. This disorder is generally harmless, but about 2 per cent of people affected will develop skin cancer. Actinic keratosis usually can be treated successfully with the proper use of Solaraze gel.
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Things you need
- Clean towel
- Solaraze gel
Wash your hands and the affected area of skin with soap and warm water. Scrub the skin firmly to remove all the dead skin cells.
Dry the skin with a clean towel. If your skin still feels damp after drying it with a towel, then let it air dry for five minutes.
Apply just enough Solaraze to the affected area. The amount needed differs from case to case, so use your best judgment. It is best to start off with too little than too much. You can always add more.
Wash your hands thoroughly after applying Solaraze to your skin. Be sure to remove any gel residue that may be between your fingers.
Repeat this two times a day. It is important that you apply the gel at the same times every day.
Tips and warnings
- Inform your doctor about any other medications you are on. Solaraze may cause bad interactions with other medicines.
- Do not use Solaraze on an open wound.
- Do not use Solaraze around your eyes or mouth.
- Do not cover Solaraze with a bandage.
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