Cells of the skin and underlying tissue may accumulate and cause growths. While these growths may be raised or flat and range in color from dark brown or black to flesh-colored to red, Skin Growths may be present at birth or develop later. Some chronic Skin Growths are present at the time of birth and some others appear suddenly later in life. The symptoms of Skin Growths include blisters, dry, cracked skin, loss of skin pigment and many others.
HOW IS SKIN GROWTHS DIAGNOSED?
While in most cases skin growths are benign and harmless, it becomes important sometimes to determine if the growths are cancerous. A dermatology specialist will conduct a physical examination and if he suspects any abnormality, he may recommend skin biopsy to examine the growths.
HOW IS SKIN GROWTHS TREATED?
As per the growth, the doctor may prescribe medicines such as steroids, antibiotics, antihistamines or may also recommend laser therapy or surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Growths like skin tags are very common in overweight people.