Seborrheic Keratosis | Things To Avoid

Because of its greasy and waxy attributes, seborrheic keratosis (SK) can be identified from actinic. This commonly appears when someone is old, they look like warts. But this is not always the condition. Heredity is another factor to be looked into considered this.   They commonly arise from keratinocytes. You don’t have to worry much about it since it is not that dangerous. The only thing about this condition is that it can cause someone to feel unattractive. They can also be mistaken as warts, but it should not be because seborrheic keratosis have no viral beginning.

SK usually appears on the face, neck, arms and legs. It has this pasted on appearance, and can become a cause of losing self confidence especially if it grows on parts of the face.

Since this skin condition rarely aches or causes discomfort, you really don’t have to get rid of it. What you should avoid is picking, scratching or abrading it. That could lead to infection. It is also good if you wash with mild soaps and detergents to prevent irritation.

Getting rid of this requires a doctor’s guidance. It all relies on you if you want to go through the treatments below.


•    SK can be efficiently removed with laser treatments.  With this treatment, the affected cells are removed exactly and precisely.

•    Oftentimes, electrocautery is mixed with curettage in SK removal. This process involves burning of affected skin cells with electricity.

•    Using a curette in removing SK is known as curettage. Combining this with electrocautery can make it more effective.

•    Cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen to freeze off the affected areas to make them fall off.

It is recommended to maintain your healthy skin.

keratosis Further ReadingFurther Reading:

Actinic Keratosis – Seborrheic Keratosis – Eczema

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Ag3derm – Seborrheic Keratosis – Actinic Keratosis – Keratosis Treatment