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Seborrheic Keratosis Scalp Treatment
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
I have a 2 inches seborrheic keratosis (diagnosed) on the scalp, is it possible to remove it without any scar or local hair loss?
Excision: If worried about cosmetics consult a plastic surgeon. Usually a small scar and small bald area is expected. ...Read more
Most off the time: Sometimes lighter, not sureGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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: 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!!!
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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?
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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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
May be?: That could cause sore & itchy skin. ...Read more
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
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
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
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