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Sebborroic Keratosis On Breasts
Yes, however get it:
Checked out. Seborrheic keratosis can occur anywhere on ski however, it would be prudent to consult your doctor rather than diagnosing yourself.
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Had dime-size seborrheic keratosis removed from back. It hurts a bit. Have lentil-size one in b/w breasts. Too sensitive of area for pain. Remove?
Pain is NOT a common result of surgical removal of this BENIGN lesion. I would suggest that the lentil size lesion may be a cosmetic issue and I would take steps to remove without WORRY that it will be" super"painful
because of its location!!!
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Had some keratosis removed a wk ago. 1 on side of breast looks pinky/red - what should I use to keep from scarring? Will it be ok in time? How long?
Sounds normal: Assuming this was a benign keratosis (seborrheic keratosis), and it was treated with freezing (liquid nitrogen) or electrodessication (burning), it will take about 2-3 weeks to fully heal on the chest and can stay red for weeks. Pink is normal, but if redder, painful, or crusting or draining, call your doctor. You can use a scar gel or scar pads (silicone) and avoid sun to help minimize the scar. ...Read more
Radiologist or Gyn question: During a digital mammogram, can a radiologist see Seborrheic Keratosis on the breasts? I have 3 large and 3 small. Will she know what they are or mark them as suspicious?
No.: Ordinarily, seborrheic keratoses are not visualized on mammography, digital or otherwise. A dermatologist can tell you about them, sometimes with just a glance. ...Read more
I have a seb keratosis on the side of my L breast -not cancer. It's not big but if I get it removed should I go to my dermat. Or a plastic surgeon?
Either one: Many dermatologist are train to remove lesions from the body. Plastic surgeons are as well trained to remove lesions from the body, but they are capable of removing much more complicated lesions with reconstruction of the area. So depend of the size of the lesion and location, you may want to go to a plastic surgeon and even plastic surgeon with different specialty. ...Read more
I have light bumps on my arm does not itch. I also have red bumps around my breast and they itch. Is it keratosis pilaris? No medications included.
Radiology? Chest CT = 2mm nod. Have benign breast calcifications & seb keratosis on chest. Repeat scan tomorrow. Should I mention to rad? CRC prev.
No need: CT of the chest, because of the way the images are obtained, does not confuse skin lesions with possible lung nodules as can happen with plain chest xray. If the Chest CT is being repeated due to worry about whether a 2mm nodule in the lungs might be a skin lesion then there is no need to repeat it. ...Read more
Radiologist: Had a 1 cm Seborrheic Keratosis cryo'd on far side of breast a few days ago. MRI and CT next wk. Should tech mark this for Radiologist?
Keratosis Pilaris: Bumpy skin on arms, thighs, trunk is called keratosis pilaris and can also commonly occur on the cheeks. Scrubbing often just makes it red and irritated, picking can leave scars. A lotion containing 12% Lactic Acid can help dissolve away the bumps, but it can take a few weeks to work. ...Read more
Sun damage: These are early precancerous changes with s attired abnormal cells visible on biopsy. This is easily treatable with liquid nitrogen, electric needle or prescription creams. Left alone these can grow deeper and may require surgery. Treat these areas early, use sunscreen, and limit strong sun exposure. ...Read more
I have random pimples/bumps that show up on my chest and back. I also have pilaris keratosis. It's very embarrassing. Is there anything I can do?
Lichen keratosis + other underlying skin conditions. Solitary lesion removed. Diff. Colors spot changes arms and chest. Hydrating cream. What to do?
Not enough info: A Dr needs to look at it to see exactly what the problem is you are trying to describe ...Read more
5 wks post pregnancy, severe keratosis pilaris on arms legs back chest & neck. Doc gave triamcinolon but not working. What is best prescription?
Lac-Hydrin: Keratosis pilaris is not the same as atopic dermatitis. It is an inability of the skin to exfoliate, to turn over if you will. It is common and passed down as autosomal dominant. The best prescription for this is Lac-hydrin. Alternatively you can try moisturizers that have alpha hydroxy acid or glycolic acid in them. ...Read more
My doctor has diagnosed me with many seborrheic keratoses on my chest and back. Is there a home remedy or OTC product that I can use to remove these?
Barnacles: If these are benign seb ks, no need to do anything. Occasionally they will flake off. Some wart removers and freeze off solutions work. Be sure if these get removed, you know what they are. If you remove a dysplastic mole or lesion you may miss a skin cancer. I would check again with your physician before self treatment. ...Read more
There are several topical therapies that are used to treat keratosis pilaris, none of which are particularly effective. These include topical retinoids, urea, low-potency topical corticosteroids, lactic acid lotions (e.g. AmLactin), as well as cleansing with a mild soap and use of a moisturizer.
Note, however, that there are no cures for keratosis pilaris and no universally effective therapies. ...Read more
SK color: Yes, they can be brown, dark brown/black, light brown or tan. Typically rough texture (like a wart) or waxy texture. Hope this helps ...Read more
Follicular plugs: Keratosis pilaris is plugging of hair follicles, typically on the upper arms and thighs. It is thought to be in the spectrum of atopic dermatitis (or eczema). The roughness can be reduced temporarily by amlactin lotion, which contains 12% lactic acid. Unfortunately, there is no cure. ...Read more
Improvement: This condition cannot be totally cured but can be attenuated. There is an excess of keratin in your hair follicles which accumulates for no known reason. Warm soaks can soften it and mild loofah type scrubs can minimize the appearance. But it does not respond to the usual topical medications and will recur so you have to keep at it over time. ...Read more
Keratosis pilaris: Kp is a genetic disorder which causes small stiff plugs of skin to form in hair follicles usually on the backs of the arms sometimes on the sides and sometimes even on the flanks. This problem is a hereditary one which is not curable. Most people learn to live with this problem, and some use of softening lotion with Lactic Acid or urea and sometimes that helps a little, but it never goes away. ...Read more
No: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is an extremely common skin disorder. It usually runs in families and can be associated with eczema. It usually does not require treatment unless it becomes a cosmetic concern. Treatments never cure only minimize the condition. Best thing to do is see a dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss potential treatments options. ...Read more
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
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