When it comes to raised skin bump disorders there can be more than one culprit; there are many different health conditions that can contribute towards this disorder and not all of them are well-known. Although they are not all harmful, it’s still important to know what the cause of these skin bumps are.
There are many different causes of skin disorders and while most of them are fairly easy to treat, it’s still recommended to see a physician if you are unsure of your specific condition. We take a look at some of the more common skin disorders that people suffer from.
Ance occurs when the pores on your skin gets blocked. This can be due to a build-up of oil, bacteria or dirt and this is when you develop pimples. Acne is the most common skin problem in the U.S. and more than 50 million people have acne at any one time. It can sometimes be painful but fortunately there are treatments available. Acne can be caused by a bacterial build-up, too much oil produced by the skin, or dead skin cells that build up in the pores of the skin.
When your body gets exposed to something that might make you ill or cause you harm, your immune system reacts and attempts to protect you. This causes hormonal changes and since you are exposed to thousands of substances every day, your immune system will almost always react to something. However, when you come into contact with something that is not necessarily harmless, but your immune system overreacts, this is referred to as an allergy. An allergic reaction can cause changes in the skin, as with skin eczema; also known as allergic dermatitis, contact eczema and contact dermatitis. Your skin will react when you come in contact with an allergen, which is why you might want to get tested to see what your body is allergic for, so that you can prevent it in future.
Bullae refers to lesions or sacs filled with fluids, which appear when fluids are trapped under a thin layer of skin. They are very similar to blisters but only with a size difference. Vesicles are small, and become blisters when they reach a size of around one centimeter. When these blisters become even larger they form a bulla (bullae is the plural form). A bulla can be formed due to friction, contact dermatitis or other causes like chicken pox and impetigo. It can be treated by either leaving it alone to heal, or see a doctor it becomes painful or needs to be drained.
Cherry angiomas refer to common skin growths that can occur on almost any part of your body. They are often found on people that are 30 years of age or older, and the broken blood vessels inside them can give them the red or cherry-like appearance. The exact cause is unknown but it might be due to a genetic factor too; they have also been linked to pregnant women and those exposed to chemicals. You don’t necessarily require medical treatment but if they cause bleeding or become sensitive you might want to make an appointment with your doctor.
Cold sores usually appear in or around the mouth; they are red and filled with fluids. There is no cure for cold sores but they are contagious and can persist for more than a week at a time. Cold sores can be treated with various over-the-counter medicines and patches are also available. If there are any complications you might want to see your physician, alternatively they will eventually heal.
Most raised skin bump disorders have treatments and the long-term outlook is excellent. The majority of these bumps are only temporary and usually happens due to an immune reaction. In some cases it might be cancerous which is why you should have it checked out if the condition persists.
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