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How do you remove seborrheic keratosis?

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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 removed by freezing the area with liquid nitrogen (superficial destruction) which then forms a scab like area which falls off as it heals.
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 (shaving off with a scalpel).

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to remove seborrheic keratosis?

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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 excessively itchy or is irritated by clothing or jewelry, it can be removed by cryosurgery (the application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue).
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A 63-year-old female asked:

Home remedy to remove seborrheic keratosis.

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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 or too thick. If they are, you'll need to have a dermatologist freeze them with liquid nitrogen.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is seborrheic keratosis?

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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 may run in families. It often is found on the face, neck, chest and back, and may become irritated or unsightly. It can be removed surgically or by freezing. If there is any question as to the diagnosis, a biopsy can be done.

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