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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me natural remedies to treat sebaceous hyperplasia?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Try retinoic acid: A retinoic acid derivative may help. You are free to consider this "natural" as it's basically vitamin A. Sebaceous hyperplasia really doesn't require treatment. I honor your interest in folk / "natural" remedies, but I hope that if you have something serious involving your skin -- such as a cancer -- you opt for something from the 21st century that will actually work.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are some natural remedies to treat sebaceous hyperplasia?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
None: There are very limited options in the treatment of sebaceous hyperplasia. Your dermatologist can lightly burn the top off, but they will probably come back. If you take high doses of Vitamin A, that might work. However, I would not recommend that, since there could be many side effects. Minor ones include dry skin, while a major one is headaches caused by swelling of the brain.

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