Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.

Can Anything Cure Seborrheic Keratosis?

Monday, 17 May 2010 08:58 AM

Question: Is there any herbal or pharmaceutical cure for seborrheic keratosis?

Dr. Hibberd's Answer:

I know of no herbal cure for sebhorrheic keratosis. These are oily and sometimes slightly scaly "stuck-on" lesions that can be easily removed by scraping down to the skin's surface. They can be prevented from returning by lightly desiccating the base or using a CryoProbe at your doctor's office.

There is a topical prescription medication called Aldara that will clear keratosis. It is a topical immune modulator and is quite expensive. It does a superb job of eliminating many keratosis lesions, usually without the tell-tale depigmented areas or scars left by CryoProbe and surgical removal.

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