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How to remove seborrheic keratosis at home

A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Freezing.: The cold spray that's sold for treatment of warts - I think the name is Wartner, or something similar - will also work on SKs if they're not too big o... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Hematology and Oncology 50 years experience
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
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Seborrheic keratosis: Methods used to remove seborrhoeic keratoses include: cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen) for thinner lesions curettage & cautery laser surgery shave biopsy... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Usually: pain is NOT a common result of surgical removal of this BENIGN lesion. I would suggest that the lentil size lesion may be a cosmetic issue and I would... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Time to heal: You did not say how long ago was the procedure. You should wait for the healing process to complete. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, dri... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Excision: If worried about cosmetics consult a plastic surgeon. Usually a small scar and small bald area is expected.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
Cosmetic Surgery 29 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Rauen
Ophthalmology 15 years experience
Barnacles: Barnacles or senile warts. These are benign.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
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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