What are seborrhoeic warts?

A seborrhoeic wart (seborrhoeic keratosis) is a common, usually pigmented, benign skin growth.

What causes seborrhoeic warts?

The cause is unknown. They are not associated with sebaceous glands or seborrhoea (excess grease production). They are age related and usually start to appear after the age of 40 years.

What are the symptoms of seborrhoeic warts?

They are usually harmless. They can itch, become inflamed and catch on clothes.

How can seborrhoeic warts be treated?

Most of them do not need any treatment. Many can be adequately treated with cryotherapy. Thicker ones may need to be treated by curettage or shave biopsy.