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What are the latest treatments for seborrheic keratosis?

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

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Seborrheic Keratosis (Definition)

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 ...Read 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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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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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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Could a person use sea salt and shea butter on seborrheic keratosis?

Shea Butter perhaps: Shea butter is used as a base for medicinal ointments. Some of the isolated chemical constituents are reported to have anti-inflammatory, emollient and humectant properties. Shea butter has been used as a sunblocking lotion and has a limited capacity to absorb ultraviolet radiation. ...Read more

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What if there's still a lesion after cryotherapy treatment for seborrheic keratosis?

What if there's still a lesion after cryotherapy treatment for seborrheic keratosis?

Usually is: At least postinflammatory pigmentation. Keep an eye on it and repeat as necessary. These things basically don't ever turn malignant. ...Read more

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I've had a seborrheic keratosis on my cheek for a long time. Recently it is itching, seems to be a little larger, and is bleeding. Is this normal?

I've had a seborrheic keratosis on my cheek for a long time. Recently it is itching, seems to be a little larger, and is bleeding.  Is this normal?

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. Bleeding and growing lesions are not to be ignored. ...Read 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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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more