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Doctor insights on: Suspicious Looking Pigmented Skin Lesions

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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

Pigment (Definition)

Any chemical which has a color (minerals also) can be said to have a pigment. Such chemicals are responsible for the colors of the skin, the hair, the eyes and things we don't ordinary see such as the brown ...Read more


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How can you prevent scarring from skin lesions?

How can you prevent scarring from skin lesions?

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

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My baby has oozing, crusting skin lesions. Should I cover them or leave them open?

My baby has oozing, crusting skin lesions. Should I cover them or leave them open?

Oozing skin lesions: You should have the baby seen asap by a clinician to examine the lesions. Honey crusting is associated with a staph infection until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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?

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

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Skin Lesions (Definition)

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, ...Read more