What Exactly Are Skin Lesions?

Q:
What exactly are skin lesions?

A:
An abnormal growth on the skin is called a skin lesion. There are two types of skin lesion. They are primary skin lesion and secondary skin lesion.

If a skin lesion is there when you were born or doesn’t go away for the rest of your life, it’s called a primary skin lesion.

A secondary skin lesion forms after you get skin irritation.

Causes of skin lesions include:

  • Herpes simplex
  • Cold sore
  • Acne
  • Impetigo
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Allergic eczema

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