Seborrheic Keratosis | Things To Avoid

Seborrheic keratosis is a type which closely resembles actinic, only this time, it has waxy or greasy characteristics. This is sometimes associated with aging. But this is not always the case. Heredity also plays a role in having seborrheic.  Keratinocytes are the source of these growths. Since it is noncancerous, it is nothing to be too concerned about. Its only downside is its ugly appearance. Also called as senile warts, this type of keratosis has nothing to do with viruses causing warts.

Seborrheic keratosis usually emerges on the face, neck, arms and legs. Losing your coolness is probable if it appears on obvious parts of the skin.

This condition causes no pain or irritation so it is okay if you don’t do anything about it. Picking, scratching or scraping it off yourself should not be practiced. That could result to infection. Also use mild detergents in washing your clothes so your skin would not be irritated, especially the areas affected by seborrheic keratosis.

If you want to get rid of it you can always ask your doctor on what type of treatment would suit you best. There are many choices and it’s up to you to choose.


•    Laser treatments are also effective in SK removal.   With this treatment, the affected cells are removed exactly and precisely.

•    Electrocautery is also employed to SK. Electric charges burn off involved areas.

•    Using a curette in removing SK is known as curettage. Curettage can’t be effective if not combined with electrocautery.

•    Liquid nitrogen is used in a process called cryotherapy.

After these procedures, you have to take care of your skin.

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