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Skin Lesions

Skin Lesions

A skin lesion is a part of the skin that has an abnormal growth or appearance compared to the skin around it. They are often bumps or patches, and many issues can cause them. Most skin lesions are benign though some, such as actinic keratosis and certain moles, can be a pre-cursor to a skin cancer or already a skin cancer.

 Signs and symptoms of Skin Lesions may include

  • Redness, warmth or swelling.
  • A rash, which might be painful or itchy.
  • Sores that contain pus.
  • A loss of skin pigment.

Skin lesions are a hallmark symptoms of such diseases as chicken pox, herpes, and small pox. Cancers affecting the skin, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma, and Kaposi's sarcoma, are recognized by their lesions.

Preparing For Your Skin lesions Surgery

Before your surgery you get a good night sleep. Shower and wash hair and face on the day of the surgery. If any medications need to be discontinued, you will be given instructions before your surgery date. It is important to follow your doctor advice. And do not wear jewelry or makeup if surgery is to be performed on the face.

Post Operative Activities

  • Keep the area dry for the first 48 hours after stitches have been placed.
  • After 3 days, remove the bandage unless your doctor told you otherwise. Allow the wound to be exposed to the open air.
  • Keep the site clean and dry by washing it 1 to 2 times daily.

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Frequently Asked questions


The most common causes of skin lesions are injury, aging, infectious diseases, allergies, and small infections of the skin or hair follicles. Chronic diseases such as diabetes or autoimmune disorders can cause skin lesions. Skin cancer or precancerous changes also appear as skin lesions.
A lesion is any damage or abnormal change in the tissue of an organism, usually caused by disease or trauma. Lesion is derived from the Latin laesio "injury". Lesions may occur in plants as well as animals.
In general, many brain lesions have only a fair to poor prognosis because damage and destruction of brain tissue is frequently permanent. However, some people can reduce their symptoms with rehabilitation training and medication.
Most wounds take 1 to 3 weeks to heal. If you had laser surgery, your skin may change color and then slowly return to its normal color. You may need only a bandage, or you may need stitches. If you had stitches, your doctor will probably remove them 5 to 14 days later.
The lesions are often itchy, scaly, and red to purple. The lymphoma might show up as more than one type of lesion and on different parts of the skin (often in areas not exposed to the sun). Some skin lymphomas appear as a rash over some or most of the body (known as erythroderma).

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