Abnormal appearing skin

Also known as Birthmarks, Skin blotches, Freckles, Skin redness, Spots on skin, and Discoloration Of Skin

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Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of abnormal appearing skin are pyogenic skin infection, actinic keratosis, and seborrheic keratosis. Other possible causes, such as skin disorder, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with abnormal appearing skin often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), excision, wound care management, biopsy, excision of skin lesion, other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue, blood culture and culture wound .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with abnormal appearing skin include hydroquinone topical, azelaic acid topical, tacrolimus topical product, econazole topical, colloidal oatmeal topical, dicloxacillin, tazarotene topical, retapamulin topical, oxacillin, sodium sulfacetamide-sulfur topical, fluorouracil topical, betamethasone-calcipotriene topical and podophyllum resin topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for abnormal appearing skin include .

Age

< 1 years
1.2x
1-4 years
1.2x
5-14 years
1.0x
15-29 years
0.7x
30-44 years
0.9x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
1.3x
75+ years
1.3x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.2x
Other
0.9x
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