Seborrheic Keratosis – Causes, Symptoms and Remedies

Clinically known to be seborrheic or seborrheic Keratoses, these are nothing but spots that are developed in one’s body due to old age. Another very common name for this disease is senile warts and to be specifically correct senile warts are harmless skin lesions developed in an individual’s body during adult age. Some other names for this disease include basal cell papillomas and brown warts.

To begin with, we must look at the symptoms of seborrhoeic Keratoses or senile warts as it is generally known. These spots first appear in a person body like tanned skin but the difference is that they appear in light spots. Initially, they are flattened but over time the color of these spots darken and a brown more thick skin overtone is developed. Furthermore, there is no physical feeling to the individual of senile warts. They are predominantly dead skin and the part covering the body is usually not noticeable of any pain. In some cases, the senile warts develop a pinkish texture while more commonly it is either dark brown or black in color. All in all, one must know no matter what the color is senile warts are completely harmless.

The cause of senile warts is not accurately known to man up till now, but it is a general clinical perception that senile warts are the direct consequences of aging. Since they are predominantly harmless, senile warts are usually degenerative in nature but some argue that prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light may accelerate the generation of senile warts in an individual.

The remedies of senile warts can be put into three main categories, the first and the most common way of removing senile warts is through laser therapy. This is more of a permanent fix to developing senile warts and since the success rate and dangers of the procedure are both minimum therefore, more and more people are opting to go for the laser therapy to reduce senile warts.

Cyrotherapy and Curettage are the other two common methods to reduce warts. In cyrotherapy, the patient is kept under a series of varying temperatures usually cold temperature and this helps in reducing the senile warts present in the individual’s body. It is however a very slow process, just like physiotherapy, and it takes a while to get the warts to disappear from the body.

Curettage is another very effective way to diminish senile warts and in the previous two decades this method was the most popular one of the three. With laser therapy coming into thescene people are moving away from Curettage and opting for laser treatment. In Curettage the tissues from the upper skin of body is removed and consequently the senile wart present are also diminished. Similarly this is done all over the body until the senile warts are reduced entirely but the problem is that with curettage and cyrotherapy senile warts do not tend to be reduced permanently and there is chance or reappearance as well.