What is Seborrheic Keratosis?
What is seborrheic keratosis, and what can be done to cure it from the comfort of your own home? Here are some facts on this ailment:
- Seborrheic keratosis is a skin ailment that affects older people and is quite common.
- This non-cancerous growth often appears on a person’s skin, either on the face, the back, the chest, or the shoulder and takes on a blackish or brownish, scaly appearance.
- This growth is often slightly raised and has a waxy appearance.
- This growth is usually seen in multiples or clusters but can also appear as a single growth.
- It is not a threat to one’s health, is not cancerous, and is not contagious.
Home Remedies and Natural Cures for Seborrheic Keratosis
You do not actually need to remove these seborrheic keratosis growths from your body should you find them since they do not pose any health threats to you.However, you may want to remove them for aesthetic or cosmetic purposes. Here are some of the ways you can treat these growths from home:
- Use a wart remover. While a wart remover may not work as quickly as having it removed by a doctor, it can be done with constant applications. These wart removers, like Compound W for one, freezes the growth and you can slowly remove this growth with a few regular applications.
- If your single growth seborrheic keratosis is elevated enough, have someone with long hair help you with this next removal treatment. Have that person take a strand of their hair and tie off the growth with the use of that strand at its base. This may be a bit painful but you are essentially cutting off the blood supply of the growth and in a week or so, it will shrivel, darken, and will fall off.
Doctor’s Treatments for
Most of the treatments for seborrheic keratosis should be done by a medical professional. These treatments are fast and efficient, and your growth will be gone in no time at all. Some of these treatments include the following:
- Cryosurgery. This is used for single growths and involves the use of liquid nitrogen. Your doctor will freeze off the growth and then remove it.
- Curettage. Usually done in combination with either electrocautery or cryosurgery, this involves the scraping of the person’s skin surface to remove the growths from it with the use of a special kind of scraping instrument.