Skin disorders cover a wide range of conditions, some benign, some very serious, and some even a sign of another underlying illness. A skin disorder not only affects your physical health, but also your emotional well-being.
Seborrheic Keratosis (With Pictures)
Seborrheic keratosis is a kind of benign skin growth that is very common among people over 40 years of age. The growths resemble flattened or raised warts, but have no viral origins and may exhibit a variety of colors, from pink or yellow through brown and black. Seborrheic keratoses are non-cancerous growths of the outer layer of skin. They vary in size from a fraction of an inch in diameter to larger than a half-dollar. A main feature of seborrheic keratoses is their waxy, "pasted-on" or "stuck-on" look. They sometimes look like a dab of warm brown candle wax that has dropped onto the skin.
Causes of Seborrheic Keratosis
Seborrheic keratosis is a benign form of skin tumo. The origin is unknown. It commonly appears after age 40. However it can cause by :-
Signs and symptoms of Seborrheic Keratosis
It is contagious? Seborrheic Keratosis are not contagious and do not spread.
Treatment for Seborrheic Keratosis
Seborrheic Keratosis can easily be removed. The usual reason for removing a seborrhoeic keratosis is your wish to get rid of it. For example it may be unsightly, itch or rub against your clothes. Occasionally your doctor may recommend its removal because of uncertainty of the correct diagnosis.
Methods used to remove Seborrheic Keratosis include:
Another treatment often done is scraping off with a curette ( ED&C ). This is more useful when only a few need to be done, and one really want them not come back. It is also used when one spot needs a biopsy, since the scrapings can be sent to a lab. Healing is slower and scarring is more common.
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