Seborrheic Keratosis | Things To Avoid

Because of its greasy and waxy attributes, seborrheic keratosis can be differentiated  from actinic. This commonly appears when someone is old, and they also look like warts. But you really don’t have to be old to have seborrheic keratosis. One of its factors could be heredity.   They commonly arise from keratinocytes. Since it is noncancerous, it is nothing to be too worried about. But those who are beauty conscious may find it very unsightly. Also called as senile warts, this type of keratosis has nothing to do with viruses causing warts.

The sun is another aspect for developing this since sun exposed body parts are affected by seborrheic keratosis. It has this pasted on appearance, and can become a cause of losing self confidence especially if it grows on parts of the face.

This condition causes no pain or irritation so it is okay if you don’t do anything about it. However you should not try to eliminate of it yourself. Doing so may cause 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 seborrheic keratosis, you can always ask your doctor on what type of treatment would suit you best. It all relies on you if you want to go through the treatments below.


•    When it comes to seborrheic eradication, you can bet that laser treatments are very effective.   It only obliterates the damaged cells and has no effect on healthy cells.

•    Oftentimes, electrocautery comes with curettage in seborrheic removal. Electric charges burn off involved areas.

•    A spoon like tool called curette is used to scrape off seborrheic in a process called curettage. Curettage can’t be efficient if not combined with electrocautery.

•    Liquid nitrogen is used in a procedure called cryotherapy.

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

Keratosis further readingFurther Reading:

Actinic – Seborrheic

Website Reading:

Actinic Keratosis

Seborrheic Keratosis


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