Dermatology Community
Dry, granular skin growths
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Dry, granular skin growths

Hello

I have shown these to my Doctor a number of times over the years but I am tired of them and want to be able to remove them:

I have about six patches of extremely dry, granular skin growths.  Some are light coloured, but three are quite dark, slightly raised and about as big as my thumb nail.  I caught one behind my shoulder blade with a towel about six months ago and it lifted off with a little bleeding.  I went to the Doctor and showed her as it was not completely disconnected and she said the Latin name and that they were 'nothing sinister' and likely to be hereditary in nature.

I am very fair and have a number of moles and freckles, and these are neither.  When I say 'dry', I don't mean scaly, the light ones will scratch off a bit if soaked in the bath but the darker ones seem to be resistant to moisture.

I am encouraged that one did actually 'lift off' and am wondering if freezing the larger ones would be an option, or if there is a cream or alternatively, a drying agent, which would help remove them.

Many thanks for any suggestions you may have

Regards
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Dermatology Answerers
995833_tn?1375604252
Blank
maatson
Other
757137_tn?1347200053
Blank
allmymarbles
NJ
209987_tn?1334790318
Blank
tschock
AB