Seborrheic keratoses: how they manifest themselves and what to do

Cheratosi seborroica

This episode of “Daily Health Pills” explains what they are and how to treat seborrheic keratoses

Seborrheic keratoses are benign skin lesions that are observed very frequently. They can appear at first as yellowish or brownish reliefs with an appearance that can be defined as oily, they tend to increase in volume, they can break and then maybe reform. They tend to darken over time and their surface can crumble due to simple friction.

Seborrheic keratoses, how they manifest

In general terms, seborrheic keratoses affect both men and women. They are mainly observed after the age of 40-50 and usually increase in number and size over time.

A subtle genetic predisposition, age and unprotected sun exposure contribute to their appearance. They can appear anywhere on the body and mimic moles. Therefore, regular dermatological control is always essential.

Seborrheic keratoses, evolution

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They usually tend to evolve in a chronic and benign way. Generally, they do not cause any disturbance although sometimes they cause itching and discomfort, especially when it is hot and when you sweat.

There is a case in which they can be associated with pathology. Beware if they suddenly appear, numerous and there is severe itching. In this case, the immediate commitment of the dermatologist is required.

Seborrheic keratoses, treatments

In terms of care, being very superficial, they can be removed without leaving scars. The type of treatment must always be carried out by the specialist.

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“Daily Health Pills” is Tipsforwomens TakeCare’s podcast series, curated by Federico Mereta. In each episode we talk about prevention, care and good habits.

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