A seborrheic keratosis (seb-o-REE-ik ker-uh-TOE-sis) is a common noncancerous skin growth. People tend to get more of them as they get older.
Seborrheic keratoses are usually brown, black or light tan. The growths look waxy, scaly and slightly raised. They usually appear on the head, neck, chest or back.Seborrheic keratoses are harmless and not contagious.
CAUSES OF SEBORRHEIC KERATOSIS
Exact srrheic keratosis is unknown.the growth tend to run in some families,so genes may play a role.
SYMPTOMS OF SEBORRHEIC KERATOSIS
A seborrheic keratosis usually looks like a waxy or wartlike growth. It typically appears on the face, chest, shoulders or back. There may develop a single growth, though multiple growths are more common.
A seborrheic keratosis:
- Ranges in color from light tan to brown or black
- Is round or oval shaped
- Has a characteristic "pasted on" look
- Is flat or slightly raised with a scaly surface
- Ranges in size from very small to more than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) across
- May itch
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF SEBORRHEIC KERATOSIS
ARSENIC ALBUM - Useful for seborrheic dermatitis in weak persons with fair skin. The scalp is covered with white scales which itch intolerably.There is circular patches on bare spots are seen. There is great anxiety and restlessness.
KALI SULHURICUM - Useful for seborrheic dermatitis with yellow scales. There is prominent yellow flakes on the scalp.Ueful for scales that are sticky in nature, with a moist scalp ith itching. Very useful when heat worsens the itching .
THUJA OCCIDENTALIS - Very useful for seborrheic dermatitis with white flakes on the scalp. Useful for dry hair, which may be split at ends.Also useful for falling of hair.
CALCAREA SULPH - Recommended for seborrheic dermatitis when eruptions with yellow pus occurs.There is falling of hair also occurs.
GRAPHITES - Useful for seborrheic dermatitis where the scales on the scalp are accompanied by intense itching. The scales reduce after washing, but reappear.There is fetid odour on the scalp which remain moist and humid. Also seful when matting together of the hair or falling of hair are also seen.Alo useful when scales may present on the eyelid margins and behind the ears.