Seborrheic Keratosis
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What is Seborrheic Keratosis?

People often mistake Seborrheic Keratosis with Melanoma, a very rare type of skin cancer. If you think that your seborrheic keratosis is anything but that, contact Dr. Tutino now. Seborrheic Keratosis can be spotted on your chest, scalp, shoulders, back, abdomen, face. Places like palms and feet are immune to this skin condition. People find this skin condition annoying because it could get caught in your clothing. Also, it could present them with a cosmetic problem. Some people have Seborrheic Keratosis on their body where their clothing automatically hides it, and some just ignore its treatment.
People often mistake Seborrheic Keratosis with Melanoma, a very rare type of skin cancer. If you think that your seborrheic keratosis is anything but that, contact Dr. Tutino now. Seborrheic Keratosis can be spotted on your chest, scalp, shoulders, back, abdomen, face. Places like palms and feet are immune to this skin condition. People find this skin condition annoying because it could get caught in your clothing. Also, it could present them with a cosmetic problem. Some people have Seborrheic Keratosis on their body where their clothing automatically hides it, and some just ignore its treatment.

Causes of Seborrheic Keratosis

It is still unclear how they start to form on the human body. There are no leading causes specified that might cause Seborrheic Keratosis. However, you are highly likely to get it if your parents or grandparents have this skin condition. Since it’s a skin condition and anyone can get it, skin ageing plays a typical role in why people get this rare skin condition. Since they are not contagious, you cannot get them from somebody else. 

Symptoms

The symptoms are: you will feel slightly raised skin; it could be tan or light coloured. It will change its colour with time. The texture of Seborrheic Keratosis may appear waxy or pasted. Sometimes it will look like a wart; a wart is also a type of harmless skin growth. The major difference between Seborrheic Keratosis and a wart is the pain. If it’s painful, it’s a wart; if it’s not, then you know what it is. It usually appears on your body areas that are exposed to the sun.

Treatment

Usually, the leading reasons for the treatment of Seborrheic Keratoses are cosmetic-related. The main reason most people worry about it getting removed is the possibility of cancer. Other causes include people not liking their body because of this skin condition. If you have consulted your medical practitioner and found out that it is not related to cancer, you might not need any treatment unless you want it removed for beauty reasons.
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How To Remove Seborrheic Keratosis?

There are certain ways Seborrheic Keratosis can be removed:

Cryotherapy is one of the most simple procedures to help people with Seborrheic Keratosis. It is beneficial and can be performed in the hospital. With the use of liquid nitrogen, freezing treatment can cure this skin condition. Liquid nitrogen freezes Seborrheic Keratosis, causing no skin damage of any sort.

Common Surgery

Another method to remove Seborrheic Keratosis is minor surgery. The type of surgery depends on the size, location, and severity of your skin condition. Dr. Tutino, however, is a very professional surgeon who can help you understand your situation. After consulting him, you might not even need to undergo any surgery. But if the condition of your skin is severe, mild surgery will be all it takes.

Note: Dr. Tutino always recommends you not remove Seborrheic Keratosis yourself; you may be wrong about the diagnosis and can make things more complicated.
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FAQ - Top Seborrheic Keratosis questions

What are some self-care instructions for Seborrheic Keratosis?

Since it’s harmless and dead; there are no particular self-care instructions until it becomes irritating. It is very common, and with time you will get used to it. It is always a good idea to get it checked so your dermatologist can tell you what and how you can take of it yourself.

Do I need a follow-up?

Most surgeries do not need extensive follow-ups. After the successful removal of seborrheic keratosis, you can go home. If there is any complication, which is rare, you can come to Dr. Tutino for a follow-up visit.

How can I make it less uncomfortable?

If, your Seborrheic Keratosis, becomes irritating, the easiest way is to cover it with a bandage, which will prevent you from rubbing it. Wash it two times a day with any soup you have. Don’t use any chemicals without the knowledge of your dermatologist. You can also apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to soften the area.