Seborrheic keratosis is a type of keratosis that is caused by overexposure to the sun over the years though this is not a particular reason. This skin disorder can also be inherited. This type of keratosis is characterized by the appearance of growths originating from keratinocytes. Keratinocytes are keratin cells and are found in the upper layer of the skin. Seborrheic keratosis is also characterized by greasy, wartlike lesions that can be irritating incase of friction and bleed easily. The lesions are benign.
Seborrheic keratosis is common in middle aged people and it rarely occurs in children. The earliest it shows is during adolescence. Having this skin disorder does not call for isolation as it is not contagious.
Seborrheic keratosis is not harmful to your health and therefore, treatment is not necessary. It is important to note that seborrheic keratosis rarely disappears on its own without treatment. If you want to get rid of it, embrace treatment.
Foods rich in vitamin D are essential for the skin. They replenish the skin, improve the immune system and your complexion too. This is a good option for herbal treatments for seborrheic keratosis.
Glycolic acid works wonders on seborrheic keratosis. Use 30% glycolic acid on the lesions by applying a small amount on them then leaving it to dry. The lesions will improve with time.
Water can be used to treat seborrheic keratosis. This kind of treatment is known as the cool compress. It simply works by you dipping a clean cloth in water, wringing it and applying it on the affected skin. As you wring, ensure that you have removed all excess water. Keep doing this on a daily basis in the morning and evening and your condition will improve.
Seborrheic keratosis can also be gotten rid off by the use of a hair strand. Get a long strand of hair and tie it at the base of the growth. Once you have done this, blood flow to the growth will have been reduced and after some time the growth will die. Falling off will follow the death of the lesion and you will have gotten rid of it.
In conclusion, seborrheic keratosis has many herbal treatments and it is upon you to take advantage of them. As much as it is not a harmful skin disorder, I believe that you would not want to live with ugly irritating and itchy lesions on your body.