The exact cause of seborrheic keratosis still remains unknown but researchers have discovered that it runs in families (hereditary) and can also develop on skin previously overexposed to the sun’s rays. Seborrheic keratosis normally occurs in people of age and sometimes during pregnancy. They normally appear on the chest, face or back but can sometimes be found on the neck or anywhere on the skin except the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
Treatment of seborrheic keratosis is not very important as the skin growth can easily disappear without undergoing any form of treatment. In cases where numerous new ones are developed, see a dermatologist. This can indicate a serious health problem. If the growth also becomes large and easily irritated by clothing or jewelry, it will be best to consult a doctor or dermatologist.
Most people treat seborrheic keratosis for cosmetic reasons because it is unsightly. In this case, there is no need to consult a doctor but one can treat this skin growth by applying some tried and tested home remedies that are very effective which include: intake of vitamins and supplements, wearing sunscreens, using hydrogen peroxide and many more.
In a situation where, one applies some remedies and the seborrheic keratosis starts to grow, it is best to discontinue treatment and seek the advice of a doctor. Reports have not been made on seborrheic keratosis becoming bigger as a result of common ways or methods of treatment. When such problems occur, do not hesitate to see a dermatologist.
Seborrheic keratosis is not harmful and is rarely dangerous. It also has very simple but effective methods of removal or treatment. They can easily be scraped off by a doctor without much difficulty.
Cryosurgery, electrocautery and ablation are the very simple ways by which doctors remove seborrheic keratosis so there is extremely nothing to worry about as bleeding hardly occurs when practicing these methods of treatment.