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What are seborrheic keratosis?  why do people get them? Can they be stopped?

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Dr. Allen Tong
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Benign skin growths: Seborrheic keratosis (sks) are common, benign (non-cancerous) tumors of the skin cells. They usually develop in adults over 50 and appear as stuck on, scaly, warts. (google image search will give you some examples). The cause of sks are not exactly known though they tend to run in some families suggesting genetics may partly play a role. There is no way to prevent them.
Answered on Jan 6, 2020
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