Skin Lesions Removal
The most common cause of a skin lesion is an infection on or in the skin. One example is a wart. The wart virus is passed from one person to another through direct skin-to-skin contact. The herpes simplex virus, which causes both cold sores and genital herpes, is also passed through direct contact.
A systemic infection (an infection that occurs throughout your body), such as chickenpox or shingles, can cause skin lesions all over your body. MRSA and cellulitis are two potentially life-threatening infections that involve skin lesions. Some skin lesions are hereditary, such as moles and freckles. Birthmarks are lesions that exist at the time of birth.
Others can be the result of an allergic reaction, such as allergic eczema and contact dermatitis. Some conditions, like poor circulation or diabetes, cause skin sensitivity that can lead to lesions.
Types of primary skin lesions
Diagnosing skin lesions
In order to diagnose a skin lesion, a dermatologist or doctor will conduct a full physical exam. This will include observing the skin lesion and asking for a full account of all symptoms. To confirm a diagnosis, they make take skin samples, perform a biopsy of the affected area, or take a swab from the lesion to send to a lab.