There are various types of skin lesions. While some may pose a threat, others are harmless. Skin lesions can be hard to identify. A simple first step is to compare a skin lesion you worry about with skin lesions pictures. Remember that if you don’t feel comfortable about a particular skin spot, you should visit your doctor.
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Skin lesions pictures
Many skin lesions are common and harmful, while others like skin cancer moles, are very dangerous and need to be diagnosed as soon as possible.
See below a selection of skin lesion pictures that will help you identify skin lesions on your skin. Please note that these skin lesion pictures should not be used as a means of self-diagnosis.
They appear in the form of small red dots and are basically an allergic reaction. They might sting or itch.
Small spots filled with pus, and therefore appear as white spots. They may itch and are hard to get rid of. Pustules are typically harmless but can leave scars if treated badly.
Acne is a very common and distinct form of pustules. It usually appears as small red spots, often filled with pus. You should treat acne with care to avoid leaving scars or other damages to the skin.
Blisters appear as sunburns, steam burns, fire burns or insect bites. They are small skin lesions that will irritate but are harmless (unless they cover a large area). These skin lesions disappear by themselves but need good care.
Hives are the most common form of wheals and therefore appear in groups/patches of spots. They can be itchy or even sting but will disappear by themselves.
Melanoma (Skin cancer)
Melanoma appears as unnatural growth, mostly in moles. Most common characteristics of melanoma are abnormal colors (green, blue), uneven borders, asymmetry in form, and more. If you feel concerned about a mole, you are advised to visit your doctor.
Skin lesions treatment
Treatment of skin lesions can vary based on the form, body and other characteristics of each lesion. A doctor can look at each case to determine the right treatment. The treatment may include medication, surgery or home care in the case of harmless skin lesions that only need to heal without any drastic interference.