Home Remedies For Seborrheic Keratosis

January 24, 2011

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The abnormal growth in the skin cells of the body often bring about the development of seborrheic keratosis. This abnormal growth of skin cells is often brought about mostly by genetic factors. Many also believe that the growth of seborrheic keratoses is brought about by ageing skin while many also believe that the conditions is brought about basically by exposure to sunlight rays for a long period of time. The growth of seborrheic keratosis differ in shape, size , growth and color, however the skin condition often appears as a single growth on the skin or groups of outgrowths on the skin.

Seborrheic keratosis can be removed through some formulated home remedies such as Glycolic acid solutions and Hydrogen peroxide. Glycolic acid solution is often prepared at a 30% concentration (any concentration higher than this can cause severe burning to the skin unless applied by a trained dermatologist). The solution of Glycolic acid is poured into a spray bottle, and the Glycolic acid spray is applied on the affected area and left for several hours. The treated area must not be washed while having your bath.

The application of Glycolic solution on your skin may cause a stinging sensation, however this sensation will naturally disappear after some time of the application. Some crusts will form on the treated area after some while and the skin’s color will start to turn red. The outer layers of the skin should fall off after few hours of application, and the discoloration should improve afterwards. To achieve the best result with Glycolic acid solution, it will be ideal to leave the solution on the skin for a few hours, and if the condition is proving stubborn, you should start reapplying the glycolic acid solution after the spots have healed sufficiently from the first treatment.

Never apply all glycolic solution to all the affected parts of your body at a time, start with a little portion of your skin at a time and if the stinging sensation continues, then you will need to discontinue using the glycolic acid solution.

Hydrogen peroxide solutions can also be used in dealing with seborrheic keratosis growths. The concentration should be around 20-40% according to guidelines from your dermatologist. When Hydrogen peroxide solution is applied on the keratosis growths, they turn white and then pink after some minutes. Hydrogen peroxide is not applied daily but periodically until all the scars disappear.

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