Dermatofibromas are harmless small skin growths that can develop pretty much anywhere on our bodies. However, it most often appears on upper arms, lower legs or back. These nodules appear mostly in adults and they feel like a piece of stone under the skin. There are some home remedies to cure Dermatofibroma, we will get to that shortly.
So, what causes Dermatofibroma?
As per Healthline, Dermatofibromas are usually caused by an overgrowth of a mixture of various cell types in the dermis layer of the skin. However, it is not clear as to why such overgrowth occurs. The growth often develops after some kind of a mild trauma to the skin, including an insect bite or a puncture from a splinter.
General treatment for Dermatofibroma
There are various doctor prescribed treatments available for removing dermatofibromas. Some of the most commonly used approaches for treating dermatofibromas include cryotherapy, surgical excision, and punch removal.
There has also been some research in treating dermatofibroma with a fractionated CO2 laser. The treatment is pretty convincing considering the approach and the minimal scarring that is caused when compared to the other alternatives.
Home remedies to cure Dermatofibroma
Below mentioned are some effective ways to cure dermatofibroma.
1. The Jojoba oil tincture method
This is one of the best methods to cure dermatofibroma. All you need is Jojoba oil and Vitamin C tincture.
Apply a tincture with Vitamin C and the jojoba oil for at least 3-5 times a day. Gently apply the lotion on the affected area and give a massage for 5-10 minutes. Now, this method may take a few weeks or even months, however, you will notice a difference in a few weeks itself. If you had itching or pain in the affected area, it will reduce if you regularly apply this lotion.
It may take 3-6 months for the dermatofibromas to completely disappear. However, in the first 3 months, you will start noticing a major difference. The dermatofibromas will shrink in size and they become less painful. The key here is consistency. You will have to be really consistent when it comes to applying this lotion every day for a few months if you are opting for a home remedy such as this.
2. Apple cider vinegar
For many centuries, people have been using apple cider vinegar as a natural remedy. The acidic properties in this vinegar can protect you against infection, heal wounds, and also preserve food.
This method is quite popular as it removes dermatofibroma safely and without causing any serious pain. The acid content in the vinegar completely destroys the tissue that forms the extra growth, and the best thing is the surrounding skin is not damaged in the process.
Firstly, clean the affected area with lukewarm water and dry the skin thoroughly. Now, use a toothpick to gently scratch the impacted area. Soak a piece of cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and place the soaked cotton on the affected area and hold it with a bandage. Leave it untouched for 8-10 hours (You can try this method preferably before going to bed).
Next, remove the bandage and cotton after 8 hours and clean the surface with water. You can repeat the process for a week until you start seeing a significant difference.
Leave it untouched for 8-10 hours (You can try this method preferably before going to bed). Next, remove the bandage and cotton after 8 hours and clean the surface with water. You can repeat the process for a week until you start seeing a significant difference.
This method will also take time before you start noticing any significant changes. So, it is best to regularly apply the lotion until it is completely cured.
Other commonly asked questions about Dermatofibroma
Below mentioned are some frequently asked questions about dermatofibroma.
Can Dermatofibroma turn cancerous?
There is a type of skin cancer, termed as dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, which to an extent resembles a dermatofibroma. Doctors who are unsure about the diagnosis may perform a biopsy on the growth tissue for confirmation.
However, according to Harvard Health Publishing, Dermatofibroma is non-cancerous and will not impact us in any serious way.
Should you consider removing dermatofibroma?
You should consider removing it only if it is causing discomfort to you. If you want to permanently remove dermatofibroma, it can be done with minor surgery, but that will leave a scar. Less-disfiguring methods are also available for removing dermatofibromas.
Doctors generally use liquid nitrogen to completely freeze a dermatofibroma or even shave one away with a special surgical instrument. But, the problems with these techniques are that it is usually not permanent, and the dermatofibroma may reappear in the future. The next best alternative you can opt for are the natural home remedies as mentioned in this post.
What are the symptoms of a dermatofibroma?
There are no specific symptoms, however, people generally feel concerned because of its appearance. There may be some itching sensation or would hurt when you touch the affected area. However, in most cases, it is harmless and painless.
How can it be diagnosed?
Doctors can easily identify a dermatofibroma just by the way it looks. But, if there is some doubt regarding the diagnosis or concerns over the possibility of skin cancer, you can get the bump removed. Surgical methods will be the best option in that case.
What is the prescribed medical treatment for Dermatofibroma?
If you are considering medical treatment, then you have a couple of options. Usually the lesion is noncancerous; hence, you do not have to panic. However, protruding dermatofibromas can often be reduced in size through freezing therapy using liquid nitrogen or streoid injections to the lesion. For patients with dark skin, the former treatment may cause pigmentary change for a few days. The next best option is surgical excision, however, due to the high incidence of recurrence, the use of steroid injections into the affected post-excision is mostly necessary.
Dermatofibroma is definitely not something you need to be concerned about. With natural remedies, you can definitely get rid of dermatofibroma. Of course, it may take more time compared to the doctor prescribed surgeries, but it is certainly effective and must be considered.