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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
165 doctors shared insights

Skin Lesions (Overview)

Skin lesions is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, itching, bug bites, etc.


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What can cause skin lesions?

What can cause skin lesions?

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

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
165 doctors shared insights

Skin Lesions (Overview)

Skin lesions is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, itching, bug bites, etc.


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How does the skin lesions look, do they hurt?

How does the skin lesions look, do they hurt?

Re-ask: Looks like some of your question has been cut off. Consider reasking and providing clarification. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Get tested for food allergies
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Can precancerous skin lesions be scratched off?

Skin lesions: 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

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Why do I get skin lesions that are extremely painful at times?

Why do I get skin lesions that are extremely painful at times?

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

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Can precancerous skin lesions reappear after being scraped off?

Can precancerous skin lesions reappear after being scraped off?

Yes: It depends on the depth of the lesion. If all of the lesion is not removed, it is likely to recur. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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What could cause purple-brown skin lesions?

What could cause purple-brown skin lesions?

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

Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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Can precancerous skin lesions be asymptomatic?

Yes: Precancerous skin lesions are generally symptomatic. There may be a may a rough patch of skin for precancerous squamous cell carcinoma and a dysplastic nevus in the case of a melanoma, ...Read more

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Do all patients diagnosed with coeliacs disease have skin lesions?

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

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What's recommended as a cure for the skin lesions created by injuries?

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

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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Is there a correlation between fiberglass and an outbreak of skin lesions?

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

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What is causing my pus filled skin lesions?

What is causing my pus filled skin lesions?

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