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  • Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery). Cryosurgery can be an effective way to remove seborrheic keratoses. It doesn't always work on raised growths, and it may lighten treated skin.
  • Scraping the skin's surface with a special instrument (curettage). Sometimes curettage is used along with cryosurgery to treat thinner or flat growths. It may be used with electrocautery.
  • Burning with an electric current (electrocautery). Electrocautery can be effective in removing seborrheic keratoses. It can be used alone or with curettage. This procedure can leave scars if it's not done properly, and it may take longer than other removal methods.
  • Vaporizing the growth with a laser (ablation). Different types of laser treatments are available to treat seborrheic keratoses.
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Have recently been diagnosed with this.  Understand not much can be done about it.  Really itches.  Anyone have any suggestions to at least relieve the itch?

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