- Often called "sun spots", this skin disease look scale like or
crusty. Actinic Keratosis can disappear, but reappear later.
Cherry Angioma - Taking the name "cherry" from the color of
this skin disease, the size of this skin disease ranges from very small to
golf ball size.
shows a typical cherry angioma mark.
Bateman's Purpura - Often occurring in older people, this skin
marking looks like large bruises. It is cause by weak blood vessel walls;
extended aspirin use or heavy consumption of alcohol can increase the
chances of getting Bateman's Purpura.
Basal Cell Carcinoma - A form of cancer, this skin disease is
often contributed to damaging sun exposure. Basal Cell Carcinoma appears on
most people in heavily sun exposed areas. If you have any odd skin markings
including discolored moles, raised patches of skin or pimple like markings
that won't disappear, they could be a sign of basal cell carcinoma.
Bowen's Disease - Bowen's Disease is an under the skin
formation of squamous cell carcinoma (see below.) This disease usually
appears scale like.
Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis - This skin disease, often
found in older men, are inflamed bumps found on the ear. They become scale
like and crusty, and are usually painful. Chondrodermatitis nodularis
helicis is often caused by over exposure to the sun of previous frost bite.
Cutaneous Horn - Taking the name "horn" by the shape of this
skin disease, this pointy growth appears on the outside of the skin.
Epidermal Cyst - Epidermal, meaning outside skin, is a cyst
that forms on the body. Often pimple like, this skin disease is caused by a
bacteria. It is common to see these cysts occur near a piercing on the body.
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans - A form of tumor, this rare
skin disease occurs under the skin, most often in females. The tumors can
look brown or blue, with red tints. These tumors are known to start off
small but grow at a rapid pace to very large masses. See a picture
Granular Cell Tumor - This type of tumor are usually small and
are located below the outer layer of the skin in the muscles or organs of
the body. Some forms of this tumor are cancerous while some are not.
Keratoacanthoma - This scale like and crusty bump is often
referred to as "volcano like" in it's shape. The most
extreme danger of this cancer is it spreading to lymph nodes in the body.
Keloid - A keloid is a scar like, raised patch of skin that
continues to remain even after injuries occur. Keloids appear raised and
smooth and are a pink or purple color.
Lipoma - Lipoma is a type of skin disease that occurs below the
skin. Occurring anywhere in the body, this skin disease is a growth of fat
Malignant Melanoma - This is a form of cancer that occurs on
the skin. It is often brown or reddish and grows and spreads if left
unattended. Individuals with fair skin are more likely to get malignant
melanoma. It is important to avoid extreme sun exposure and to watch moles
and markings on the body for changes.
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma - This type of cancer actually
does not occur in the skin, but in the bone or soft tissues of the body,
making it a very rare disease. It is most common to see this cancer in legs
and arms, but it has also been found in the kidneys and lungs. There is no
apparent cause for this disease.
Neurofibroma - Neurofibroma occurs in the nervous system and
usually affects the nerves that are closest to the skin. Systems of these
non cancerous tumors include pain or even painless masses that continue to
grow under the skin.
Nevus - Nevus, meaning mole, is a non cancerous mole.
Otophyma - Is an abnormal growth in the ears.
Rhinophyma - Often just called "rosacea", this is a skin
disease that causes redness and a flushed like completion on the face. There
are a few stages of rhinophyma, including a phase where pimple like growths
appear. Rhinophyma can sometimes be disfiguring in extreme cases.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma - The second most common skin cancer,
these scale like patches become growing tumors that will spread through the
entire body if left untreated.
Sebaceous Hyperplasia - Sebaceous hyperplasia are enlarged oil
glands in the skin. It is a fairly common skin disease.
Seborreheic Keratosis - This non cancerous skin growth is
extremely common and is found in most individuals. Seborreheic keratoris is
a brown or pale mole or growth that appears all throughout the body.
Skin Tags - Skin tags are non cancerous flaps of skin that hang
off the epidermis. Skin tags are quite normal and usually appear on areas of
the body where there is heavy rubbing or irritation.
Syringoma - These non cancerous bumps that appear on the skin
are often found on the face. They are caused by enlarged sweat glands and
are not only common, but harmless as well.
Warts - Warts common growths on the skin that show up all over
the body. They are usually small raised or cauliflower type blisters. They
are caused specifically by HPV - human papilloma virus. Most warts can be
removed by treatments such as freezing them or surgically removing them.