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Seborrheic keratoses: can I freeze it off myself with a wart remover freeze?

Seborrheic keratoses: can I freeze it off myself with a wart remover freeze?

Seborrheic Keratosis: Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery). Cryosurgery can be an effective way to remove seborrheic keratoses. However, it may not work on large, thick growths, and it may lighten the treated skin (hypopigmentation). Cryosurgery is more effective at the doctors office because it is much colder, -320 vrs -55 from otc products. ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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How can you tell the difference between genital warts or seborrheic keratosis?

How can you tell the difference between genital warts or seborrheic keratosis?

Need biopsy: To truly differentiate you woud need a biopsy coupled with a stain for HPV.
SK's usually are pigmented/ ...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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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Usually: 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

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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?

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?

Go to the Doctor: Please this is not normal. I say please to urge you to sign off of the internet and to get to the doctor or a good dermatology office urgently. Bleeding and growing lesions are not to be ignored. ...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's another name for seborrheic keratosis?

Barnacles: Barnacles or senile warts. These are benign. ...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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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 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 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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Can a seborrheic keratosis be on the breast?

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

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Help! Very scared about seborrheic keratosis/mole removal. What do I need to know?

Help! Very scared about seborrheic keratosis/mole removal. What do I need to know?

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

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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?

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?

Maybe: Seborrheic keratosis is benign. They require no treatment but are easy to remove, usually without surgery. Sometimes they are itchy. Sometimes they resemble a cancer and are sent for microscopic exam. Sometimes are removed so someone can look better at the nude beach. ...Read more

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Was told I have seborrheic keratosis on shaft. How do you treat or cure this issue? Is it rare to have this on the penis? Dermatologist want to freeze

Many options: The best news is that seborrhaic keratosis is a benign issue. Treatment depends on the lesion size. Alternatives include cryotherapy (freezing), excision, laser therapy or cautery. Talk to your doctor about risks and benefits of each ...Read more

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What are seborrheic keratosis? Why do people get them? Can they be stopped?

What are seborrheic keratosis?  Why do people get them? Can they be stopped?

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

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Does it take a few months for multiple seborrheic keratosis lesions to appear?

It may: Usually seborrheic keratoses appear over time and in an older population. If it is over a short period 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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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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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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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

Dr. Emily Altman
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Seborrheic Keratosis (Definition)

Common harmless growths that can appear anywhere on the skin, ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more