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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, ...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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Can you get a seborrheic keratosis near your heel?

Yes: Hoping it's not actually an acral-lentiginous melanoma, which is common at this site. Best wishes. ...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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Seborrheic keratosis on scalp and hairfalling out, treatment?

Seb K's: Seborrheic Keratoses are benign growths that can grow on any skin surface, head to feet. They don't usually cause "hair loss" but can displace some hair if they grow large in the scalp. ...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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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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Home remedy to remove seborrheic keratosis.

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. ...Read more

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Can you use sea salt on seborrheic keratosis?

Can you use sea salt on seborrheic keratosis?

Probably not helpful: Salt can be exfoliative when rubbed against the skin, but it is unlikely that a thick fleshy seborrheic keratosis would respond to such treatment. ...Read more

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Should a person use sea salt on seborrheic keratosis?

Seborrheic keratosis: Seborrheic keratoses represent benign thinkened areas of skin. I know of no medical studies that demonstrate they can be effectively treated with sea salt. ...Read more

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Can seborrheic keratosis appear as a tiny black, slighty raised dot? I have one, which I've scratch a tinier black dot off & it grew back twice.

It's possible: It's possible that a seborrheic keratosis can appear as a tiny black raised dot. They tend to recur after being scratched off. However, other growths can have these characteristics as well, such as moles or skin tags. Although more rare, skin cancers can behave like this. I would recommend having it evaluated by a dermatologist. ...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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Keratosis (Definition)

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