Seborrheic keratosis on the back
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Seborrheic keratosis (seb-o-REE-ik ker-uh-TOE-sis) is a common non-cancerous skin growth. People tend to get more of this as they get older.
Seborrheic keratoses are usually brown, black, or slightly tanned. The growths appear waxy, scaly and slightly raised. They usually appear on the head, neck, chest, or back.
Seborrheic keratoses are harmless and not contagious. They don’t require treatment, but you can have them removed if clothing irritates them or if you don’t like the way they look. Keratosis, seborrheic Treatment in Hyderabad
Seborrheic keratosis usually looks like a waxy or warty growth. It usually appears on the face, chest, shoulders, or back. You can develop a single growth, although multiple growths are more common.
- The color varies from light beige to brown or black
- Is round or oval
- Has a characteristic “glued” appearance
- Is flat or slightly raised with a scaly surface
Doctors aren’t sure what exactly is causing seborrheic keratosis. Growth tends to be normal in some families, so genes can play a role.
In general, you are more likely to develop seborrheic keratosis if you are over 50 years old. You are also more likely to have it if you have a family history of the disease. Keratosis, seborrheic Treatment in Hyderabad