Doctor insights on:
Red Circular Skin Lesions
Possibly bug bites: There are many causes of red "spots" which when touched are not flat on the skin but instead are elevated off the skin. They can be red from scratching or from being bitten by a bug or be a blister from a burn. Some raised lesions have fluid in them such as a blister. When the spot or leasionis red it is usually inflamed. Whelps from an allergic reaction can also be red and raised lesions. ...Read more
Sun damage: Sun damage can cause skin lesions as well as infections, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. It depends on what the lesion is, what it looks like (color, raised, flat etc) and what it feels like (itchy, hot, painful, etc). Skin is the largest organ that protects our bodies and it is exposed to sun, cold viruses, bacteria, stress, injuries and more. Any of these can lead to a lesion. ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Biopsy: With pathology report is the most accurate method. ...Read more
Not all, but many: There are several ways that the basis of the condition expresses itself and a sensitive person may experience any combination of them. Skin symptoms are not rare. The good news is that as treatment is effective for one it usually is for others too. Are you well-treated? Is gluten an issue? There are more and more good diets w/out or with minimal gluten. Try one to see if it helps. ...Read more
TLC: Provide tender loving care to damaged skin. Areas that have experienced trauma are best attended to by restoring the normal skin integrity. If the skin is open, torn or cut, it needs to be tended to with appropriate measures such as sutures (if lacerated) and/or topical antibiotics with bandaging. If the skin is swollen or bruised, use ice initially and raised above heart level to help healing. ...Read more
Maybe: If you are allergic or sensitive to working with fiberglass you may get an allergic reaction. It is not common to have such an allergy and you may want to explore other causes of the skin lesions. If you get specs of fiberglass under your skin that could cause a foreign body reaction and possibly injure your skin. Allergic reactions usually cause itching. Injury with fiberglass usually hurts. ...Read more
If there is pus...: It already is infected. It needs to be drained and cleaned for the infection to go away. If it spreads into the deeper tissue, you will need to take an antibiotic to get rid of it. Use warm water soaks with some epsom salts, dish soap, or even a splash of vinegar (most bacteria aren't that tolerant of an acid environment). Keep the pus draining out of the hole that's already there. ...Read more
Sometimes scarring..: ...Occurs no matter what you do. Other times it depends on the skin lesions. With acne, you can often prevent scarring by not picking or squeezing your zits. Wound scars heal with smaller scars if kept clean and free of infection. Some people just naturally inherit skin that scars easily (or less easily). ...Read more
Any questionable skin lesions should be seen in person by a specialist. If a lesion has been diagnosed as
pre-cancerous I would not recommend scraping it off. Having an initial biopsy performed is essential. A likely follow-up of the complete lesion with clean margins would then need to be performed. It's important to always protect your skin and avoiding prolonged direct sun exposure. Be safe! ...Read more
Painful lesions??: Few lesions are painful, but there are some which are very painful: ie- one is typically located on the rim of the ear which are exquisitely painful. The only treatment for these is to excise them. If you have skin tags which are catching on clothing, they can become very painful as well. I recommend having the painful lesions looked at to see if there is a treatment to prevent the pain. ...Read more
Yes: It depends on the depth of the lesion. If all of the lesion is not removed, it is likely to recur. ...Read more
Use antifungal: You need to use an antifungal not a cortisone cream. ...Read more
Idk if it's a rash or what but my back has broken out bad and I have different skin lesions or dry areas in spots I've never seen please help?
Dermatologist: This eruption would have to be examined by a physician or a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. It may be heat or sweat related or a reaction to clothing or detergents. Wear a white undershirt and see a physician or dermatologist if the eruption doesn't clear. ...Read more
Any possible structure injuries within neck (exc. Disc) that could cause waste / fluid with need to secrete through small spontaneous skin lesions?
No: Secretions from the skin are usually skin deep not from deeper structures. ...Read more
Recent cspine MRI reported 2 cysts / no significance. Past history spontaneous skin lesions presented here. What other possibilities report "cysts"?
Cysts: Scans are very effective at diagnosing cysts that are usually benign. Concerns are if cysts are growing or causing pain. ...Read more
Periodically I get sm 2mm or less skin lesions. They start dark like a burn that part falls off leaving a light the mid and drk around. No itch/pain.
Skin lesions: Thank you for your question. Skin lesions that burn and then leave pigmented marks may be caused by many things. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external/internal sources such as allergies or otherwise. Having an examination performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Shingles issues: Yes although unlikely. Generally shingles manifests itself with the rash and then you develop the post herpetic neuralgia but sometimes the rash is very minor and unless you suspect that its shingles may be confused with poison ivy or other types of benign skin irritations. ...Read more
What is the recommended method to assess skin lesions for skin cancer if they have been there for years and changed?
Biopsy: Shave punch or excisional biopsy.Get a more detailed answer ›
This week I have developed skin lesions with blisters that are scary I don't know the source. They are painless but itchy?
Need exam: There are many possible causes. Perhaps a doctor can help you. ...Read more