Do Seborrheic Keratosis Itch?

January 11, 2012

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Seborrheic keratosis are skin infections that appear as lesions or bumps on the skin area that is mostly exposed to the sun’s rays. As much as the infection is as a result of the keratin outgrowths that develop on the skin surface the solar radiation is the primary cause of the skin infection. Seborrheic Keratosis is not harmful as it does not cause any disastrous effect on the skin apart from scars after treatment however some severe forms of the infection causes cancer like the actinic Keratosis.

The question of whether seborrheic Keratosis is itchy depends on how you handle them. In general most seborrheic Keratosis is painless and will not cause any irritation on the skin. Seborrheic Keratosis will only irritate if they are disturbed by either a garment or if you pinch them.  They are hardly noticed at the initial stages since with the naked eyes you can’t see them. They will appear as small lesions which can only be felt if you rubbed lightly by your hand or a piece of clothing. They grow gradually up to a maximum size of about six millimeters when they are termed as fully grown.

If seborrheic Keratosis becomes itchy it is recommended that you seek medication or treatment. Depending on the stage of infection there are different techniques of getting rid of the infection. There is no known vaccination that will ensure that you get rid of the keratosis in your skin however the best precaution you can take is avoiding direct exposure to the sun’s rays. Whenever you are going out to the sun apply sunscreen protector to your skin a few minutes before going out to the sun. For the head always try and wear a hat while sunscreen protective glasses will protect your eyes and the areas around your eyes.

Seborrheic Keratosis are not itchy at the initial stages and do not require necessary attention however it is recommended to remove them at this stage since it is easy than at advanced stages. When the seborrheic Keratosis have fully grown they are prone to itch since often you will disturb them either by your garments or accidentally by your hands. At this stage the most probable ways of getting rid of the skin infection is surgery or any other medical treatments like cryotherapy. If you have seborrheic Keratosis and you don’t want them to itch then make sure that you star treatment early and that they are not disturbed.

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