What are Lesions

A lesion is a region in an organ or tissue damaged by injury or disease. It is noticeable in the abnormality of the tissue. It can occur in almost all parts of the body where there are soft tissues. However, the most common place where it becomes noticeable is the mouth, or the skin. There are different reasons for lesions being formed and many of them due to circumstances. The agents creating lesions are also very much varied. Some skin lesions are harmless while other may become cancerous. Therefore any indication of lesion is a matter to be attended to immediately with medical treatment from a qualified doctor.

Skin lesions are categorized into two classifications. One of them is primary and other secondary.  Variation of color and texture in the skin that has been affected is an indication of primary lesions. However, even though they are not carrying any disease or injury, birth marks and moles are also classified as primary lesion. It is noteworthy that these marks exist on the body from the day of birth.

Acne, warts etc; are also classified under primary skin lesion and they are caused due to diseases which get acquired by period of time. Allergic reactions are reasons for acquiring primary skin lesions. The allergy produces lesions like hives causing aberration etc like sun burn on the skin. Primary skin lesions are also the cause for the formation of secondary skin lesion. The primary lesion progresses naturally into a secondary lesion. An example of such progression from primary to secondary lesion is the scab which just develops from an aberration.

Trying to manipulate the primary lesion can also end up in the formation of the secondary lesion. A good example is the scarring which happens when you try pricking at your primary lesion. In spite of all these matters skin lesions remain mostly harmless. However, you cannot leave it unattended because some may end up as skin cancer. Even the moles which come at birth are to be looked after well, as also the skin pigmentation. Any lesion that has colors which are not brown or tan and are bigger than half a centimeter should be examined by physician without loss of time.

Treatment for lesion depends varies very much because of the various causes of the problem and will be based on the cause of the lesion. The doctor generally gives treatment for the disease if the lesion is caused by the disease. Sometimes antibiotics are administered as an effective measure for the prevention of further infection. Skin treatment is also in the form of creams especially for soothing irritations and itching. 

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