Irritated Seborrheic Keratosis

September 21, 2011

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Seborrheic keratosis is an inflammatory condition of the skin resulting in ugly spots on the once beautiful and attractive persons. They may develop into hard granular crusts hence making the skin to appear like it is shedding off. This causes a lot of itchiness on the entire body and this is what gradually develops to irritated seborrheic keratosis.

Irritated seborrheic keratosis usually appears in the late stages of keratosis when the spots have become too large and crusty. Someone suffering from irritated seborrheic keratosis will feel the urge to continuously itch the entire body since it feels like it is on fire. This can only be relieved by scratching which unlike what many believe does not reduce the itchiness but rather it tends to increase the urge to scratch the spots. With very intense scratching the spots may start to bleed when the crust are shed off involuntarily and the underlying blood vessels rapture.

Irritated seborrheic keratosis can be triggered even by the clothes that you wear especially with nylon clothes. When the clothes rub against the spots they cause a lot of itchiness. Moreover some certain types of jewellery also trigger irritated seborrheic keratosis by scratching on the keratosis spots.

There is no known remedy for irritated seborrheic keratosis and the best that you can do is to reduce the itching of the spots. This can be done by constant and regular baths using some certain types of lotions which will get rid of the shed off dry skin which causes the itchiness. Moreover there are some specific creams which contain chemicals which can be applied on the spots to reduce the sensitivity of the underlying skins nerves hence reducing the urge to itch. Above all it is important to check the type of clothes you wear since some of the clothes will tend to trigger irritated seborrheic keratosis more than others. Cotton clothes are advised but it should not have any protruding furs which may trigger the irritations. It is high time you first kept aside your jewelry for a short time till the irritated seborrheic keratosis settles down.

Overall the best you can do is to treat the irritated seborrheic keratosis and there are several methods of treating from simple home remedies such as use of hydrogen peroxide to complex method involving medical doctors such as use of laser beams and surgery. When treated you are sure to live a free life without having to scratch yourself as a result of irritated seborrheic keratosis.

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