REVIEW ARTICLE


Reexamination of Treatment of Seborrheic Keratosis Given Availability of New Prescription Therapy With Hydrogen Peroxide



Korina Gaishauser1, *, Craig G. Burkhart2
1 The University of Toledo College of Medicine, 2534 W. Village, OH 43614, Toledo, United States
2 Medical University of Ohio, University of Toledo College of Medicine, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Columbus, United States


© 2018 Gaishauser and Burkhart.

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* Address correspondence to this author at the The University of Toledo College of Medicine, 2534 W. Village, OH 43614, Toledo, United States, Tel: 330-421-2393; E-mail: korina.gaishauser@rockets.utoledo.edu


Abstract

Seborrheic Keratoses (SKs) are one of the most common dermatologic lesions seen by dermatologists. They are biologically benign and do not usually require removal for medical reasons; however, many patients choose removal due to cosmetic preferences. Currently, cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen spray) is the most common mode of removal [1]. Although patients often desire an effective topical treatment, few have been developed that rival the effects of cryotherapy. This article aims to review current available topical treatments, with a particular focus on both the benefits and potential pitfalls of a novel treatment, concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2).

Keywords: SK, Hydrogen peroxide, Cryotherapy, Dermatologic lesions, Topical treatments, Epidermal tumor.