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Dr. Emily Altman
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Seborrheic Keratosis (Overview)

Common harmless growths that can appear anywhere on the skin, primarily in older adults.


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How do you remove seborrheic keratosis?

How do you remove seborrheic keratosis?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
73 Doctors shared insights

Seborrheic Keratosis (Overview)

Common harmless growths that can appear anywhere on the skin, primarily in older adults.


Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Seborrheic keratosis (Tip)

Seborrheic keratoses used to be called old age spots. ...See more

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Treating Seborrheic Keratosis (Checklist)

Exercise
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Maintain a healthy weight
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Control your cholesterol
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If you have diabetes, keep it under control
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Help! Very scared about seborrheic keratosis/mole removal. What do I need to know?

Help! Very scared about seborrheic keratosis/mole removal. What do I need to know?

Mole removal: Don't worry. It is a straight forward procedure. Make sure you are in good hands by having a board certified physician evaluate your skin lesion. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Wolfe Dr. Wolfe
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Seborrheic keratosis (Tip)

It's not cancer, easy to remove and hardly leaves a scar. Left alone they may enlarge. ...See more

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Seborrheic keratosis inside the mucous membrane of labia minora with follow up every6 months, is it acceptable diagnosis for black spot? Any treatment?

Seborrhoic keratosis: Treatment usually isn' t necessary. However, if lesion bleeds or becomes irritating you can have it removed through various methods including laser. ...Read more

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What are the latest treatments for seborrheic keratosis?

Seborrheic keratosis: The most common options for treatment of seborrheic keratoses are: cryotherapy (freezing), just scraping them off (you could usually do this at home, or a partner could), or burning. Freezing is the most commonly utilized technique. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Wolfe Dr. Wolfe
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Seborrheic keratosis (Tip)

Pick up the phone and ask him/her. No need to feel embarrassed. Common skin condition. ...See more

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How can I get rid of seborrheic keratosis / skin barnacles?

How can I get rid of seborrheic keratosis / skin barnacles?

Seborrheic keratosis: Appropriate skin hygeine is the answer along with the appropriate soap and medication. Consulting with a dermatologist to initiate the therapy would be in order. ...Read more

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

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

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 elevated appearance. Occasionally, it appears singly, but multiple growths are more common. Seborrheic keratoses don't become cancerous, but they can look like skin cancer. They are genetic so you can not stop them. ...Read more

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Seborrheic keratosis (Tip)

Don't assume it's a SK until it has been evaluated. If it bleeds or changes, have it evaluated. ...See more

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What is seborrheic keratosis?

What is seborrheic keratosis?

Seborrheic keratosis: A benign skin growth that usually occurs during adult age. They involve the outer layer of skin and the tendency to get them is inherited. They can be removed with liquid nitrogen cryosurgery ...Read more

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What exactly is seborrheic keratosis?

Benign growths: Seborrheic keratoses are waxy, wart-like lesions that grow on the skin of folks in their 50s and above. They rarely can become malignant. If they are in a troublesome area, they can be removed quite easily. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Wolfe Dr. Wolfe
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Seborrheic keratosis (Tip)

See your family physician for simple and easy removal. Then it's all gone not to return. ...See more

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How do you remove seborrheic keratosis?

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. ...Read more

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What's another name for seborrheic keratosis?

Barnacles: Barnacles or senile warts. These are benign. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Wolfe Dr. Wolfe
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Seborrheic keratosis (Tip)

Electro dessication is fast, simple and covered by insurance in doctor's office. Best method. ...See more

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What can be done for severe seborrheic keratosis?

Seborrheic keratosis: Specific keratolytic agents can be used to bring this under control and along with personal hygiene can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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What are some ways to remove seborrheic keratosis?

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). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: seborrheic keratosis?

Brown warty bumps: Common harmless growths that can appear anywhere on the skin, primarily in older adults. Usually a tan to dark brown color with a warty surface, may be small to very large, sometimes itch, but are generally of only cosmetic concern and are not contagious. ...Read more

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

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 elevated appearance. Occasionally, it appears singly, but multiple growths are more common. Seborrheic keratoses don't become cancerous, but they can look like skin cancer. They are genetic so you can not stop them. ...Read more

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Does it take a few months for multiple seborrheic keratosis lesions to appear?

It may: Usually seborrheic keratoses appear over time and in an older population. If it is over a short period of time it may be something else but can be SK. If they look warty or 'stuck on' then that may be SK-but it could also be warts. If you are unsure see your doctor. ...Read more

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What's seborrheic keratosis? Is it normal for 24y/o get one? 2 different drs. Diagnosed it. Should I be worried? Are other medical problems associated?

What's seborrheic keratosis? Is it normal for 24y/o get one? 2 different drs. Diagnosed it. Should I be worried? Are other medical problems associated?

Benign skin growth: It is a benign skin growth that can been seen in people of all ages but is more common in adults. In young people similar appearing lesions can be seen. If present since birth they are called epidermal nevi. Seborrheic keratoses do not need to be removed unless they irritate the patient (bleed, itch etc). ...Read more

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Does a seborrheic keratosis require a biopsy?

Cannot hurt: It will confirm or correct the diagnosis. Go with the advise of your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the latest treatments for seborrheic keratosis?

Seborrheic keratosis: The most common options for treatment of seborrheic keratoses are: cryotherapy (freezing), just scraping them off (you could usually do this at home, or a partner could), or burning. Freezing is the most commonly utilized technique. ...Read more

Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more