There are several skin infections that attack human beings from different causes and with different symptoms. Among them is Seborrheic Keratosis, also known as sebhorreic veruca or Senile Wart, and is skin infection which is noncancerous and involves skin growths that originate in keratinocytes. The skin condition is associated with aging and it affects people in their middle age or the old people. You don’t have to worry about the infection because it is not dangerous and may sometimes require no treatment unless the patient really needs to get rid of the unsightly spots. The growths may sometimes be mistaken as warts but they shouldn’t because Seborrheic Keratosis has no viral origin.
If you suffer from this infection can just ignore it because it doesn’t cause any harm, scratching, picking or scraping the spots should be avoided because this may bring about infections, it is also be advisable to clean your clothing with mild detergents so as to prevent irritation from the clothing.
Some of the most common ethnic treatments for Seborrheic Keratosis include:
Using a 30% glycolic acid solution: You then spray the solution onto the affected area precisely daily. The solution should not be washed; it should stay there for several hours and preferably overnight for better results. Note that in the process of treatment the spots will be unsightly but they will definitely fall off to leave a perfect smooth skin. If there are stubborn spots after the first application you may continue applying and maintenance treatment should be carried out if the spots reappear.
Use of Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen Peroxide with a concentration of between 23 to 80% can be used on the spots. Use a small brush or a cotton swab to apply the solution directly on the spots, the solution will burn out the spots by first turning them white then pink and finally there will remain scabs on the spots. The skin area around the growth should be taken care of by being precise when applying the solution so as to prevent them from being burnt which will cause an intensive irritation and this can be done using a moisturizer or lotion around the growth prior to the use of the hydrogen peroxide and this reduces the burning effect.
These procedures are easy to carry out because they can be done at home without having to visit a hospital but it is always advisable to get advice from a doctor before doing any home treatment.
Other methods commonly used in the hospital include: Vaporizing the growths with a laser, scraping the infected part of the skin with curettage, burning the growths with an electric current, and freezing the growths with liquid nitrogen.
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