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seborrheic keratosis itching

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
May be?: That could cause sore & itchy skin.

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Go to the Doctor: Please this is not normal. I say please to urge you to sign off of the internet and to get to the doctor or a good dermatology office urgently. Bleedi ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Maybe: Seborrheic keratosis is benign. They require no treatment but are easy to remove, usually without surgery. Sometimes they are itchy. Sometimes they re ... 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 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 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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mauricio Munoz
17 years experience in Internal Medicine
SK color: Yes, they can be brown, dark brown/black, light brown or tan. Typically rough texture (like a wart) or waxy texture. Hope this helps
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience in Dermatology
Seb. dermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis is a form of eczema. The description is good for your rash being seborrheic dermatitis.
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 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Allergy: Atopia means allergy. Dermatitis means skin rash. It's simply an allergic skin rash.
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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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
The same thing: I think you are saying the same thing. Atopic dermatitis is the clinical disease state, while atopic skin may just be skin that can have atopic flare ... Read More
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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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Uncommon: This is not a typical location for eczema. One might be more concerned about a contact sensitivity to products (shampoos, dyes, etc) in this location ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Difficult to say: Aks are not usually itchy. But they can be. If they are "all over" meaning they are also on skin usually covered by clothing then that makes them le ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience in Dermatology
No: No, although lichen planus itches a lot, it does not spread it.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Dry cheeks are not unusual and it can be associated with seborrheic dermatitis or dry skin in the same individual.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Sweat seborrhea: Yes.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Genetics: Like many diseases it is inherited.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience in Urgent Care
Both, usually fungus: Both can do it, but usually it is associated more with fungal infections.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Seborrheic keratosis: A seborrheic keratosis usually appears as a brown, black or pale growth on the face, chest, shoulders or back. The growth has a waxy, scaly, slightly ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See derm: Consult a dermatologist to find out. It is difficult to tell what they may be without a more detailed history and direct examination.

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