Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms and severity. They can be temporary or permanent, and may be painless or painful. Some have situational causes, while others may be genetic. Some skin conditions are minor, and others can be life-threatening. While most skin disorders are minor, others can indicate a more serious issue. Contact your doctor if you think you might have one of these common skin problems.
Common Skin Lesions of the Face
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Skin lesions are a broad term referring to any abnormality on your skin. The Medical Dictionary defines a skin lesion as a superficial growth or patch of the skin that does not resemble the area surrounding it. A skin lesion can be a rash, mole, wart, cyst, blister, bump, discoloration or any other change that you may notice on your skin. It may be a result of something as simple as a scrape or cut or as serious as a pre-cancerous mole or mark. Skin lesions can often worry you, especially when they appear on your face, where they are mostly identifiable. In this post, we list the most typical skin lesions on the face with their common characteristics to help you identify them.
All About Common Skin Disorders
Skin lesions are common and range from acute inflammatory dermatoses, such as urticaria, to malignant melanoma, which may be life-threatening. When confronting skin diseases, it is important that the maxillofacial surgeon collaborate with both the dermatologist and pathologist. The clinical history, gross appearance, and course of any disease are as important as the microscopic findings. In this chapter, we discuss the more common skin lesions of the face.
A more recent article on pigmentation disorders is available. This is part I of a two-part article on hyperpigmentation in adults. The cause of hyperpigmentation usually is traced to the activity and presence of melanocytes. Diffuse hyperpigmentation should prompt a search for offending medications or systemic diseases such as hemochromatosis, hyperthyroidism, and Addison's disease. In these instances, the hyperpigmentation may be ameliorated by discontinuing offending medications, performing serial phlebotomy in patients with hemochromatosis, instituting cause-specific treatments in patients with hyperthyroidism, and replacing deficient glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids in patients with Addison's disease.