Keratosis, seborrheic

  • Non-cancerous skin tumor
  • Most commonly affects the face, neck and trunk
  • Symptoms may include one or more discolored spots on the skin and skin eruptions that may be raised or flat and range in size, texture and color
  • Cause unknown
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age but more common in middle age or older
  • May be mild without symptoms to severe

If bothersome, cover with bandage to prevent rubbing from clothing

 

FOR ITCHING

  • Avoid items or situations that cause you to itch
  • Moisturize daily
  • Use creams, lotions or gels that soothe and cool the skin
  • Avoid scratching
  • Cut fingernails short, and consider wearing gloves at night to prevent scratching
  • Use mild, fragrance free soap and laundry detergent
  • Cover area with cold wet bandages or take a cool bath
  • Over-the-counter medicines (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Hydrocortisone cream
    • Diphenhydramine

 

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