Let’s talk about Seborrheic Keratosis

What is it Seborrheic Keratosis?

Seborrheic Keratosis it is the presence of  benign wart on the skin surface (seborrheic verruca wart senile). It is a benign tumor originating in the outer layer (epidermis) of the skin. It often occurs because the vast majority of the population at some time in life, with no danger. Its removal is usually done for cosmetic reasons.

Causes  and symptoms of seborrheic keratosis

Seborrheic keratosis is a benign form of skin tumor. Its origin is unknown and usually appears after you get older than 40. His appearance has not been associated with sun exposure, or any other external factor but there are still people and doctors that belive that sun can be a factor that can lead to seborrheic keratosis. They are usually benign and painless, but may become irritated and itchy, plus cosmetic disfigurement and subsequent psychological distress.

Symptoms of seborrheic keratoses are skin growths that:

  •     They are located on the face, chest, shoulders, back, or other areas.
  •     They are yellow, brown, black or other colors.
  •     They have a slightly elevated, flat surface.
  •     They may have a rough or wart texture.
  •     Often may have waxy surface.
  •     Have a round or oval.
  •     They may have the appearance of being “stuck”
  •     May be unique, but they tend to appear as multiple masses.
Diagnosis and treatment of seborrheic keratosis

In principle, it is usually sufficient clinical diagnosis, as the appearance is very characteristic. But you can also use a skin lesion biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.

While the masses are not irritated or aesthetically unpleasant, treatment is not necessary. If required, the masses can be removed by surgery, laser or cryotherapy (freezing).

Seborrheic keratoses are benign and usually painless. Remove the masses involves a very simple procedure that leaves no scars. Usually do not reappear, but people can develop new growth likely such thereafter.

Seborrhea

What is Seborrea?

Seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that affects the scalp, causing scaly, itchy skin, redness and stubborn dandruff. In infants, seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp is known as cradle cap. Seborrhea can also affect the face, upper chest, back and other areas of your body that have sebaceous glands.

Seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis does not affect your overall health, but it can be annoying and cause embarrassment when it develops in the visible parts of your body. It is not contagious and is not a sign of poor personal hygiene. Seborrheic dermatitis tends to repeat itself, but you may be able to manage outbreaks by recognizing its signs and symptoms and by using a combination of self-care measures and over-the-counter drugs (OTC) .

Symptoms of seborrhea

Seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis most often affects the scalp, but can occur in skin areas rich in sebaceous glands. Read more about the symptoms of seborrhea.

Doctors do not yet know the cause of seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis. Factors that may play a role include the season, having AIDS, etc.. Read more about the causes of seborrhea.

Seborrhea is diagnosed by medical history, listening to what you say about your symptoms and examining areas of skin that bothered. Read more about the diagnosis of seborrhea.

Treatment of seborrhea

Treatment of seborrhea depends on skin type, severity of seborrhea, and if the symptoms affect the scalp or other areas of your body. Read more about the treatment of seborrhea.
Home Remedies for seborrhea

Although seborrhea is usually chronic, there are some steps you can take to alleviate its most troublesome symptoms and improve the daily life of the affected. Read more about home remedies for seborrhea.

Alternative Medicine for seborrhea

There is some evidence that the application of certain oils soften the skin and make it more flexible may provide some relief to seborrhea. Read more about alternative medicine for seborrhea.

More info about seborrheic keratoses

Seborrheic keratosis is one of the most common types of skin tumors in non-cancerous elderly.

A seborrheic keratosis usually appears as a growth brown, black or pale yellow in the face, chest, shoulders or back. The growth has a waxy, scaly and with a slight elevation. Occasionally appears isolated, but multiple growths are more common. Seborrheic keratoses do not become cancerous, but can resemble skin cancer. Seborrheic keratoses are usually painless and do not require treatment. You can decide, however, to remove them if bother for clothing or for aesthetic reasons.

Symptoms of seborrheic keratosis

A seborrheic keratosis usually looks like a growth or wart-like waxy. Read more about the symptoms of seborrheic keratoses.

Causes of seborrheic keratosis

The exact cause of seborrheic keratoses is not known. They are very common and usually increase in number with age. Read more about the causes of seborrheic keratoses.

Risk Factors in seborrheic keratosis

Although anyone can develop seborrheic keratosis, some factors can increase the chances of developing the disease. Read more about the risk factors of seborrheic keratoses.

Diagnosis of seborrheic keratosis

Your doctor can usually diagnose seborrheic keratoses inspecting growth. Read more about diagnosing seborrheic keratoses.
treatment

The treatment of seborrheic keratosis generally not necessary. However there are several valid methods to remove seborrheic keratoses. Read more about the treatment of seborrheic keratoses.