It is medically proven that the more you live or the more years you have had in this earth the more possibility that at one point in your lifetime you may have had seborrheic keratosis. Don’t freak out since seborrheic keratosis is not a dangerous or harmful infection. Seborrheic keratosis is a type of infection that results from the unlimited growth of the keratin. Due to unlimited growth excess keratin is deposited on the surface of the skin in an irregular pattern forming whirl and circular patterns. The lesions can be rough, warty or smooth depending on the skin and the extent of infection.
Seborrheic keratosis affects the part of the skin that is regularly exposed to the sun’s rays. The arms, face and scalp are some of the parts that are mainly prone to seborrheic keratosis. As for the scalp there will be a lot of crumbs in your scalp or rather dandruff as it is commonly known. Patches of the lesions may also be spotted on the scalp and areas around the face that is not covered with hair. The lesions are never irritating or painful however if you disturb them by combing your hair then you will have a rough time since they will be very itchy.
Seborrheic keratosis is caused by the skins direct exposure to the sun. if we go out to the sun without covering our scalp with a hat then we are risking getting seborrheic keratosis since the hair is not enough to protect our scalp for the suns radiation. It is also recommended that you apply sunscreen protector a few minutes before going to the sun to the skin and the area around the scalp that is not covered by the hat. Use the prescription sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays since they area around the eyes also need to be protected since you can’t apply sunscreen on your eyes.
There is available treatment for seborrheic keratosis on the scalp, since surgery may not be presumed to be the better option it is recommended that you start curing the infection early. There are creams and lotions that work best to remove the lesions from the scalp. Make sure you use the medication as prescribed, take hid of the precaution measure by avoiding exposing your scalp to the sun or you will be risking infecting the other parts of your skin.