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What is this behind my ear?

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 25, 2007
  • 08:45 AM

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Is this seborrhoeic keratosis behind my ear? I have asked my doctor and also a skin doctor, they just told me that it's nothing to worry about but I just wanted a second opinion, it's just a small patch behind my ear, it's totally harmless, no pain, itch or anything. Just wish to get rid of it if possible. Any advice appreciated.

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  • Doesn't look very pretty, huh??? http://dermnetnz.org/lesions/seborrhoeic-keratosis.htmlTreatmentSeborrhoeic keratoses can easily be removed. The usual reason for removing a seborrhoeic keratosis is your wish to get rid of it. For example it may be unsightly, itch or rub against your clothes. Occasionally your doctor may recommend its removal because of uncertainty of the correct diagnosis. Methods used to remove seborrhoeic keratoses include: Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen) for thinner lesionsCurettage & cauteryLaser surgeryShave biopsy (shaving off with a scalpel)
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    • October 9, 2007
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