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Seborrheic Keratosis Itching
May be?: That could cause sore & itchy skin. ...Read more
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?
Doc said I have a seborrheic keratosis on my back. Sending me to derm in 3 wks. I now have itching/tingly below & to left of the sk. Is this related?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Seborrheic keratosis: should I be worried if it starts to flake or peel off? What can I do to stop it? Do I need go dr? It's not itchy or irritating.
Benign mole: They will get scaly and peel off then grow back, nothing to worry about. ...Read more
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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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
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
My dad has a 5mm light brown warty looking thing on his arm that appeared seemingly overnight. He's 57. Hasn't grown since. Seborrheic keratosis?
Seborrheic Keratosis: A seborrheic keratosis usually appears as a brown, black or pale growth on the face, chest, arms, 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. Yes, the lesion is most likely a seborrheic keratosis. ...Read more
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!!!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
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