Can Apple Cider Vinegar Get Rid of Seborrheic Keratosis?

February 11, 2022 2 min read


Seborrheic keratosis is a common type of skin condition that occurs on the outer layer of the skin called epidermis. Although seborrheic keratosis is usually benign and doesn't require treatment but a lot of people prefer to get rid of it due to cosmetic reasons.

Natural remedies such as apple cider vinegar (ACV) have been used for centuries to treat various types of conditions. It is kind of refreshing to see that even scientists are moving towards doing more research towards these natural remedies. Nowadays modern problems require old solutions.

How to use apple cider vinegar for seborrheic keratosis?

  • Take a cotton ball and dip it in the vinegar solution
  • Dab it on the lesion and cover with a bandage
  • Repeat this process at least once or twice daily

Apple cider vinegar has shown effectiveness in other skin conditions similar to seborrheic keratosis such as skin tags, warts, and moles. It typically takes around 2-3 months to see the benefits from ACV. But it definitely seems worth a try as compared to outrageously expensive treatments out there.

Another reason people prefer natural remedies over visiting dermatologists office is because in most cases the insurance company won't cover the cosmetic procedures. And removal of seborrheic keratosis is actually considered cosmetic unless you happen to have serious condition where it bleeds or is painful.

Since everyone is different and the skin might react differently to apple cider vinegar. It is best to do a patch test on your healthy skin before you apply it on seborrheic keratosis. Also if you have a highly concentrated apple cider vinegar, you should dilute it before using it as it can cause chemical burn.

In case apple cider vinegar doesn't end up working for you, there's a lot of other effective alternatives out there that you may try. Some of the common affordable options include hydrogen peroxide, eskata, nitric acid zinc solution, surgical excision,cryotherapy,and Electrocautery (burning it off using a tool).

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