What is seborrheic keratoses? When to see a doctor? Is seborrheic keratoses a risk?

Seborrheic keratosis is one of the most common types of noncancerous skin growths that appear in older adults but not only. A seborrheic keratosis usually appears on the face, hands, head, chest, shoulders or back as a brown, pale or black. The seborrheic keratoses growth has a scaly and slightly raised look. Sometimes, it appears singly, but multiple growths are more common . Seborrheic keratoses does not become cancerous, but may appear as skin cancer so you should see a dermatologist to confirm you that you have sk.
Seborrheic keratoses is painless and doctors won't recommend you any treatment but if you to remove it for aesthetic reasons, they will present you the best removal procedures. The exact cause of seborrheic keratoses is unknown. In general increase in number with age. Apparently there is also a hereditary factor. The doctor can usually diagnose seborrheic keratosis, by controlling the skin. To confirm the diagnosis or to rule out other diseases of the skin, the physician may recommend the removal for examination under a microscope. That procedure is called "biopsy".

Seborrheic Keratosis Wikipedia

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Seborrheic keratosis is a benign skin growth common in adults. Although the skin condition looks dangerous, it is not. However, some people want the condition treated as it can be an irritant when wearing certain clothing. Symptoms and characteristics of seborrheic keratosis The skin growth can appear as pale, black or brown. The growth can manifest in the chest, face, back or shoulders. It is scaly or waxy, and has a somewhat raised appearance. Sometimes the growth can be singular or multiple. Some people mistake them for skin cancer, but they are not cancerous. The shape can be oval or […]

Seborrheic Keratosis Natural Remedies

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Usually, most of the dermatologists advice the patients affected by seborrheic keratosis to not try to treat themselves. Why? Because this condition occurs in quite a big percentage in elderly people, that might not follow exactly the safety procedures, and therefore, may harm themselves unwillingly. As a general rule, THERE ARE NO SEBORRHEIC KERATOSIS Natural Remedies. There are people claiming they’ve got rid of this problem with herbs oils, but truth is there is no proof or evidence they had really gotten rid of this problem. Dry Skin Soaps And Non-Invasive Treatments Currently, there are on the market lots of […]

Seborrheic Keratosis Removal Options

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Most of the dermatology manuals advise the physicians to not treat Seborrheic keratosis unless there are signs of malignancy or they are asked specifically to remove the warts from their patients’ bodies. While most of the patients do not feel a major discomfort, 20-37 % in average of the older patients experience intense itches in the areas affected by this disease, as well in the surroundings. This is usually when most of them ask professional help, first from their family physician and then from a dermatologist. When it comes to Seborrheic ketatosis treatment, there aren’t too many options but to […]

How to treat seborrheic keratosis?

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Shimizu’s Textbook of Dermatology is very specific concerning the seborrheic keratosis treatment. Unless it provokes major discomfort to the affected people, there is no need to treat this condition. Treatment is required, however, whenever there are long term cosmetic concerns or even the slightest sign of malignancy. When people choose to treat this condition, they generally have multiple options: they can try to treat it with home based remedies or they can go for electrocautery, cryosurgery, shave excision or electrodesiccation plus curettage. Obviously, the home remedies aren’t as effective as the surgical treatments, reason why most of the people ask […]

Get rid of seborrheic keratosis today!

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Seborrheic keratosis is a common disease that affects people from all corners of the world. Unfortunately, the exact cause of this skin condition is still unknown but the resarchers have proved that is not cancerous or contagious.  Also, they say that in the majority of cases seborrheic keratosis is genetically transmited. The skin marks is one of the symptoms that help doctors to diagnose the seborrheic keratosis, but in some cases the will do a biopsy the be sure that those growths are seborrheic keratosis and not any form of skin cancer that looks like seborrheic keratosis. 3 of the […]

Prednisolone side effects

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I have been taking a steroid tablet called prednisolone for some years for my rheumatoid arthritis. A friend tells me she has read recently that this could lead to skin cancer. Is this true? There are three main types of skin cancer. These are rodent ulcers (also called basal cell carcinomas), squamous carcinomas and malignant melanoma. Of these rodent ulcers are far the commonest, making up nearly 4 out of every 5 skin cancers. Of the remainder most are squamous carcinoma with malignant melanomas being much less common (making up about 1 in 50 skin cancers). For some time it […]

Does sunscreens prevent skin cancer?

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Q: Can using sunscreens prevent skin cancer? A: Overall there is some very limited evidence from studies done in Australia (where the frequency of skin cancer in fair skinned people is very high) that sunscreens might help protect against the risk of skin cancer. But this is not conclusive and the best advice for people in the UK is to use sunscreens as part of an overall programme of skin protection. Other sensible measures to take – such as avoiding prolonged exposure to strong sunlight and wearing a hat and appropriate protective clothing if going out at the hottest times […]

What is lymphomatoid papulosis?

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Q: I have developed a skin rash which I have been told is lymphomatoid papulosis. What is lymphomatoid papulosis? A: Lympomatoid papulosis (LP) is a rare skin condition which is usually benign (as seborrheic keratosis is) but can sometimes progress to a lymphoma, which is a type of cancer of the lymphatic system. The rash usually causes small reddish spots on the skin, which tend to occur in groups. These often break down to form small ulcers. The usual pattern is that these spots will heal by themselves although this is often very slow. After a variable period of time […]

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