Since I can not find the skin condition in which I happen to have on these forums, I guess I will park it here, unless someone nice enough to create a forum specific to SEBORRHEIC KERATOSIS.
As a Californian who was born and raised here and who also loves the sun, I noticed these small bumps that started on my feet, then ankles,and a few have invaded my legs, I am worried. smhair
The dermatologist told me this was the result of being in the sun all of my youth,but funny I don't see (to me this embarrassing and unsightly look) it on any of my friends bodies,or my sisters and brothers.
The first dermatologist ,without telling me) applied liquid nitrogen on my left ankle and feet, to see the difference after a week, Well, I never went back. I was pissed that he did not forewarn me of the initial pain,then lingering pain for the following week, and all it did was turn my leg,ankle and feet all red. he told me I had something else,that's why I got a second opinion, which she told me I can do nothing and sometimes they will go away. Another name I think is STUCCO KERATOSIS, which resembles something like a real bumpy orange peel.
Has anyone heard of either Actinic, Seborrheic Keratosis, or Stucco Keratosis? What have you done about it, and has any of it faded away? rolleyes
I see the IMG above, but can not post a photo of my skin condition....Am I not allowed? How do I do that? Thank you!
*A seborrheic keratosis (also known as "Seborrheic verruca," and "Senile wart" is a noncancerous benign skin growth that originates in keratinocytes. Like liver spots, seborrheic keratoses are seen more often as people age. In fact they are sometimes humorously referred to as the "barnacles of old age".
They appear in various colors, from light tan to black. They are round or oval, feel flat or slightly elevated (like the scab from a healing wound), and range in size from very small to more than 2.5 centimetres (1.0 in) across. They can resemble warts, though they have no viral origins. They can also resemble melanoma skin cancer, though they are unrelated to melanoma as well. Because only the top layers of the epidermis are involved, seborrheic keratoses are often described as having a "pasted on" appearance. Some dermatologists refer to seborrheic keratoses as "seborrheic warts"; these lesions, however, are usually not associated with HPV, and therefore such nomenclature should be discouraged.
Well I'm not alone then.....don't know if that's a good thing for us, but were trying to be proactive. Like I said about my derm doc, she said this is common (although I don't see anyone else I used to hang with at either the beach, or river) They told me about AMLACTIN lotion, I tried that, but that also did not help. Hang in there!
I also read through some peoples self-made help lotions, and concoctions,but the links to them are no longer there.
I'm embarrassed to show these off, but this looks pretty GROSS!!! Sorry, the first pic was a small file jpg. Just click on it to minimize the size.