Seborrheic Keratosis refers to non-cancerous, harmless growths on the skin. They are painless and benign growths that arise from the outer layer of skin cells (keratinocytes). The color of these growths may vary from pink, yellow, white, grey to brown and black. These growths do not spread from one person to another through skin contact. Homeopathic medicines stop the further progression of skin lesions in seborrheic keratosis and also work to gradually reduce the size as well as the number of the already present skin growths. Thuja, Nitric Acid, and Sepia are the top homeopathic medicines for seborrheic keratosis.
Seborrheic keratosis is also alternatively called seborrheic warts because of the resemblance of its skin lesions with warts.
Homeopathic treatment of Seborrheic Keratosis
Skin growths including seborrheic keratosis are treated very effectively with homeopathic medicines. There is a list of various homeopathic medicines to treat seborrheic keratosis. These medicines are used individually for every case, depending on the symptoms. The main advantage of opting homeopathic treatment in seborrheic keratosis is that homeopathy treats the condition in a very safe, gentle way. These medicines don’t have any side effects and treat the condition in a natural manner.
Homeopathic Medicines for Seborrheic Keratosis
Thuja – Natural Medicine for Seborrheic Keratosis
Homeopathic medicine Thuja tops the list of homeopathic medicines for treating seborrheic keratosis. Thuja is prepared from fresh green twigs of a plant Thuja Occidentalis (commonly known by the name of Arbor Vitae.) The natural order of this plant is Coniferae. Thuja works very well to treat various kind of growths that appear on the skin. It helps in cases of seborrheic keratosis with both small or large growths on the skin. These can be present on any part of the skin. The growth may be single, isolated or multiple in clusters. They are rough and hard. The color of the growth may be brown or red.
Nitric Acid – For Seborrheic Keratosis with Large Growths
Nitric Acid is a natural medicine for seborrheic keratosis where growths on the skin are large in size. The growths are elevated on the skin instead of being flat. A prickling or itching may be present in these skin growths. They may show a tendency to bleed in some cases.
Sepia – For Seborrheic Keratosis with Dark Growths
Use of homeopathic medicine Sepia for seborrheic keratosis is considered in cases where there are dark-colored growths on the skin. The growths are hard and painless. Mostly they appear on face, neck and the abdomen.
Dulcamara – For Seborrheic Keratosis with Flat Growths
Dulcamara is prepared from fresh green stems and leaves of a plant named Woody Nightshade or Bitter-sweet. It belongs to the natural order Solanaceae. Dulcamara is helpful for seborrheic keratosis where the growths are flat in nature. The surface of these growths is thick. Mostly growths are present in crops or groups.
Calcarea Carb – For Seborrheic Keratosis with Growths having Rough Surface
Calcarea Carb offers a natural treatment for seborrheic keratosis where the skin growths have a rough upper surface. There appear small, multiple growths that are scattered on the surface of the skin. The growths may be skin-colored or white. They may also have a tendency to get inflamed
Causticum – For Seborrheic Keratosis with Bleeding Skin Growths
Causticum is a natural medicine indicated for skin growths in cases of seborrheic keratosis that have a tendency to bleed. The growths are large and jagged. These are mostly present on the face, particularly the nose and eyelids.
Ranunculus Bulbosus – For Seborrheic Keratosis with Hard Growths
Homeopathic medicine Ranunculus is prepared from plant Ranunculus Bulbosus (commonly known by the name of Buttercup.) This plant belongs to natural order Ranunculaceae. Ranunculus works well in cases of seborrheic keratosis where the growths are hard. It also works well in cases of horny growths on the skin.
Sabina – For Seborrheic Keratosis with Itchy Growths
Sabina is a natural homeopathic remedy prepared from the young, fresh tops of the branches of a plant named Juniperus Sabina. The natural order of this plant is Coniferae. Sabina offers help in cases of seborrheic keratosis where the growths have itching. Sometimes a burning sensation may attend the itching in a few cases needing Sabina.
Hepar Sulph – For Seborrheic Keratosis with Growths that Tend to get Inflamed
Homeopathic medicine Hepar Sulph works well for seborrheic keratosis where there are growths that tend to get inflamed. Sometimes a stinging sensation may be present. Hepar Sulph is also indicated for growths in seborrheic keratosis that tend to get infected easily.
Causes of Seborrheic Keratosis
The exact reason for seborrheic keratosis is not known. Its appearance is seen as a part of the normal aging process. People above the age of 50 years are at an increased risk to develop this condition. Seborrheic keratosis is seen to run in families, so having a family member with a similar condition can increase the risk.
Symptoms of Seborrheic Keratosis
The skin lesions in cases of seborrheic keratosis appear as light colored spots, slightly raised from the skin. They begin as light-colored growths and tend to darken gradually. They have a rough surface, like a warty growth. The size of the lesions varies from a few millimeters to several centimeters. The number of the skin growths in seborrheic keratosis varies widely from person to person. The number ranges between single to multiple skin growths present in clusters or groups. The location of the skin lesions in seborrheic keratosis mainly includes the face, chest, shoulders, and neck. Seborrheic keratosis usually doesn’t cause symptoms. However, in some of the cases, itching or inflammation may be seen. Scratching or picking the growths may cause bleeding and infection. Irritation from rubbing with skin clothes may also be seen in a few cases.