Types of Skin Lesions, Lesion on Skin Causes, Skin Lesion Treatment

A skin lesion is a general term that denotes you either have some sort of growth on your skin surface or an area of your skin that looks and feels different from its surrounding skin. Skin lesions can vary widely as to color and texture.

Most skin lesions are benign, in other words non cancerous. But, skin cancer does present as a lesion type skin condition.

A skin lesion may be with you all your life, as is the case of moles or birthmarks. Or a lesion can develop anytime, sometimes without cause. Yet, many skin lesions are associated with other health conditions, such as:

Some of the primary types of skin lesions are:

Lesions on your skin can be caused by a wide variety of health conditions and diseases. Skin infected by bacteriavirusesfungi or parasites are a prevalent cause for lesions on your skin. Examples of skin infections that cause lesions are:

A body wide infection can also cause a sudden outbreak of lesions on skin, as seen with chicken poxherpes and small pox.

Allergic reactions or sensitivity to something in your environment may be a cause for lesions. Or poor circulation due to diabetes may result in skin ulcer formation. Cancer can invade your skin, creating lesions. An allergic reaction to heparin, a common blood thinner, can cause skin lesions.

The tendency to develop moles, freckles or birthmarks is likely inherited.

Treatment of skin lesions caused infections or disorders depends on the type. Many topical ointments, creams, lotions and solutions are available to treat skin lesions caused by an infection. A self treatment conundrum is which type of pathogen is causing your skin invasion.

If your skin lesion is accompanied by inflammation and itching, then some OTC relief of these symptoms are:

Applying a topical antibiotic is helpful treatment of a minor bacterial infected skin lesion. But MRSA is a cause for concern. So visit your health care provider ASAP if your pustule or ulcerated skin lesion grows worse.

And scratching or picking at your lesion can spread an infection or cause scarring, so leave it alone.