Seborrheic keratoses: Tips for managing

Seborrheic keratoses: Tips for managing

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Most seborrheic keratoses do not require care. You should see a dermatologist if:

  • The growth grows quickly, turns black, itches, or bleeds (possible signs of skin cancer).
  • Many new skin growths suddenly appear. This can be a sign of cancer inside the body.
  • Your skin growth does not look like a typical seborrheic keratosis.
  • Your growth is dry, flat, rough, and scaly. It could be an actinic keratosis, which can progress to a type of skin cancer.
  • The growth is easily irritated, such as from shaving or clothes rubbing against it.
  • You want the growth taken off because you do not like how it looks.

Do not try to remove a seborrheic keratosis yourself. There is a risk of infection.

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