Once the dermatologist analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination to observe the lesions carefully and determine if it is seborrheic keratosis.
In case of suspecting some other condition or malignancy in the lumps, one of them will likely be removed to analyze it in the laboratory and rule out any serious condition.
Seborrheic keratosis does not normally require specialized care, although you should be careful not to scratch or rub too hard because it can cause bleeding, pain, and burning.
If they bother you or you don’t like their appearance, your dermatologist may remove them through various techniques such as:
- Cryosurgery: The lumps are frozen with liquid nitrogen.
- Curettage: The skin is scraped with a scalpel to remove the lump.
- Electrocauterization: The lesion is removed by electric current.
- Ablation: Vaporization of keratosis with laser.
- Hydrogen peroxide: It is applied directly to the skin and effectively removes lumps, although it can be irritating to the skin and eyes, so it is important to use it with caution.
If you have rapidly growing lesions, larger than 2 cm or a large number of them at the same time, it may be an indication of cutaneous paraneoplastic syndrome, for which you should receive immediate treatment.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.