Senile Warts

Seborrheic Keratosis and Senile Warts

Senile warts is a skin condition in which harmless skin lesions develop on an individual’s skin. This phrase is used as a substitute for seborrheic keratosis. The skin disorder is also known as brown warts due to the very nature of their color; the bumps are usually brown. seborrheic keratosis is synonymous with aging and it is a skin disease that is quite common during adult life. At the initial stages senile warts are swollen light brown spots that slowly thicken and become rough and crusty. As time goes by, the brown color begins to darken before becoming black.

It is not yet clear what causes seborrheic keratosis. Since it is very common on the skins of people who are aging, most people associate it with the aging process.  Senile warts may start  as a single lesion that increases in size and shape before increasing in number and spreading to other parts of the body such as the face, scalp, neck, hands, chest, arms, back, buttocks, etc. The only part of the body that could survive or escape seborrheic keratosis is mainly the individual’s palms and soles. This can be worrisome for those people who care about their looks as they endeavor to maintain a smooth, soft, pretty and youthful skin. It is worth noting that this is the only frightening thing about senile warts. Although senile warts disfigure a person’s skin, they are harmless and painless. There is absolutely no evidence of seborrheic keratosis that progressed into skin cancer.

If you are spending sleepless nights thinking that you are soon to join skin cancer statistics, you need to calm down. Seborrheic keratosis only affects the top layer of the skin and causes no pain at all. In fact most dermatologists would advise you not to remove them unless you can not withstand the itchy sensation that some senile warts cause. You may also decide to remove them if you think they are unattractive or uncomfortable when they rub against your clothes or bed sheets. Since skin exposure to UV light increases chances of seborrheic keratosis infection, lighter skinned people are advised to avoid long exposure to the hot sun between 10am and 3pm. They can also use a sunscreen or sun protective clothes to shield them from direct sunlight. No one wants bumps to appear on his/her skin due to the embarrassment that seborrheic keratosis brings. Every effort should be invested in prevention.

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