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causes of seborrheic keratosis

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
May be?: That could cause sore & itchy skin.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Non-cancerous growth: Seborrheic keratosis is a noncancerous (benign) wart-like growth on the surface of the skin. It is common after age 40 and is of unknown cause, but it ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Seborrheic keratosis: A benign skin growth that usually occurs during adult age. They involve the outer layer of skin and the tendency to get them is inherited. They can be ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
28 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Benign growths: Seborrheic keratoses are waxy, wart-like lesions that grow on the skin of folks in their 50s and above. They rarely can become malignant. If they are ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Destruction: These can be scraped off the skin but will usually return. They can be inhibited sometimes with topical corticosteroids but most often they are remov ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Rauen
14 years experience Ophthalmology
Barnacles: Barnacles or senile warts. These are benign.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Seborrheic keratosis: Specific keratolytic agents can be used to bring this under control and along with personal hygiene can be very beneficial.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Cryosurgery: When correctly diagnosed, no treatment is necessary. There is a small risk of localized infection caused by picking at the lesion. If a growth becomes ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Sometimes yes: but be prepared for bleeding or scarring
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience Dermatology
Brown warty bumps: Common harmless growths that can appear anywhere on the skin, primarily in older adults. Usually a tan to dark brown color with a warty surface, may b ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Yes because Seborrheic keratoses do not go away on their own, but they can be removed if they become unsightly. There is no poblem in not treating the ... Read More

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