Home Remedy For Treating Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic Keratosis is a skin condition which is noncancerous and involves skin growths. The skin growths are brought about by abnormal growth of skin cells. The growths appear in different colors from black to light tan and are oval or round. They feel flat or slightly elevated and can range from very small to even larger than 2.5 centimeters. The lesions which are often mistaken for warts though they have no viral origin normally occur at the trunk or head, face, chest, shoulders, the back and the neck region of elderly and middle aged adults. The seborrheic keratosis growths are normally painless and may require no treatment but you may prefer having them removed if they are irritated by clothing or for cosmetic reasons like your own body beauty and luckily they can be removed easily through the use of home remedies without having to go to skin therapist or a dermatologist.

Home remedies for Seborrheic Keratosis:

  • Use of Hydrogen Peroxide. Hydrogen Peroxide with a concentration of between 23 to 80% can be used to help reduce the appearance of Seborrheic Keratosis lesions. Use a small brush or a cotton swab to apply the solution directly on the keratoses, the solution will burn out the spots by first turning them white then pink and finally there will remain scabs on the spots. The skin area around the growth should be taken care of by being precise when applying the solution so as to prevent them from being burnt which will cause an intensive irritation. A moisturizer or lotion should be applied on the area around the growth prior to the use of the hydrogen peroxide and this reduces the burning effect. The treatment can be applied once every week if need arises until the growths are burned out. So as to prevent the growth from recurring on the skin you can use a small portion of hydrogen peroxide in bathing water.

 

  • Using a glycolic acid solution. The solution is prepared by using 30% glycolic acid and pouring it into a spray bottle. You then spray the solution onto the affected area precisely daily. The solution should not be washed off; it should stay there for several hours and preferably overnight for better results. Note that there will be a stinging feeling on the area of the keratosis but the solution will start by turning the spots red and later a crust is formed on the spots. Also note that in the process of treatment the spots will be unsightly but they will definitely fall off to leave a perfect smooth skin. If there are stubborn spots after the first application you may continue applying and maintenance treatment should be carried out if the keratoses reappear.

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