Seborrheic Keratosis

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What is the cause?

The causes of seborrheic keratosis are unclear. It runs in families.

Is it contagious?

No, It is Non-contagious.

How is it different from wart?

Warts are contagious. They have to removed at the earliest for medical reasons.

What is the difference between Seborrheic Keratosis & Dermatitis?

Seborrhoeic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin disorder affecting the scalp, face, and torso. Its mild version is commonly seen as dandruff. Typically, seborrheic dermatitis presents with scaly, flaky, itchy, and red skin. It particularly affects the sebaceous-gland-rich areas of skin. where as seborrheic keratosis is a noncancerous benign skin growth that originates in keratinocytes.

How is it treated?

Electrocauterisation / Radiofrequency ablation and ablative lasers are commonly used measures. Chemical cauterization using acids of low concentration is also done but not recommended for fear of spillage of the acid in normal skin and leaving mark/scar.

Will it leave a scar after the treatment?

When correctly performed, removal of seborrheic keratoses will not cause scarring.

Does it recur?

Old lesions which are removed do not recur, but new lesions may form.

What is Seborrheic Keratosis?

Seborrheic keratosis is benign skin growth that commonly starts in adulthood and runs in families.

Is it Hereditary?

Yes, It is Hereditary.

What are the common Sites?

Seborrheic keratosis are common on face, neck & back.