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.