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Causes Of 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Whats 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
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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