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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seborrheic-keratosis/basics/treatment/con-20028396

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
25 years experience in Urology
Many options: The best news is that seborrhaic keratosis is a benign issue. Treatment depends on the lesion size. Alternatives include cryotherapy (freezing), exc ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Several...: But first, if you have a sudden outbreak of many seborrheic keratoses, it may be a warning of an internal cancer. Your physician knows how to screen f ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is often treated with topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
No "cure": It is not a condition can be cured but can be under control. Dry skin and genetic link are the main causes of this condition. Dry skin can be an inher ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
No: It is cosmetic in appearance and does not commonly itch.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience in 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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Keratosis pilaris: Certain types of Keratosis Pilaris respond well to laser treatment.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience in Dermatology
Seb K's: Seborrheic Keratoses are benign growths that can grow on any skin surface, head to feet. They don't usually cause "hair loss" but can displace some ha ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Control of symptoms: Keratosis pilaris treatments include topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. I don't see diet listed as a treatment by Mayo Clinic. Se ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Link to article: http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/article.htm.
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Keratosis Pilaris: Very common in children. Rough, pimple-like patches on the upper arms. Try otc amlactin lotion 2-3x per day on the arms. Do not use pumice stones or a ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Definitely: However, you are young at 24 to have SK.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience in Dermatology
Keratosis pilaris: It is an autosomal dominant inherited condition related to another condition called atopy. Basically, it is inherited.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fawn Winkelman
10 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe: Keratosis pilaris is an unrelenting condition that never goes away. Lasers don't actually work get rid of it. However, microdermabrasion, ipl, and f ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Pre-cancer: Actinic keratosis is a pre-cancerous skin lesion. It's a scaly area that feels sharp, like sandpaper or a glass shard, when you rub your finger over i ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
45 years experience in Dermatology
Moisturize: Keratosis pilaris is an unusual presentation of dry skin. Treatment involves the use of specialized moisturizers that contain either urea or lactic a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
42 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: Actinic keratoses are pre-cancerous skin lesions caused by sun exposure. Various treatments can be used, including liquid nitrogen (freezing), topical ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience in Dermatology
Scalp psoriasis: Daily shampooing with a good dandruff shampoo is helpful. There are prescription lotions containing corticosteroids which are also very helpful. If ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: The resident fungus (pityrosporum orbicularis) on most normal skin can cause seborrhea on some people. This fungus thrives on oil especially olive oi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
KP tx: There are some rx meds, but this condition is a skin type, not a disease. It is not cureable. I like the otc/beauty line by dermadoctor called kp du ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Define "permanent": Most cases can be controlled adequately with a good over-the-counter anti-seborrhea shampoo and Hydrocortisone cream. Stubborn cases require prescript ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Seb Derm: A yeast (fungus) called malassezia. This fungus is one of the normal microscopic life forms that grow, along with certain bacteria, in your skin's oil ... Read More

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