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A healthcare provider may ask you to describe your skin condition and its location. Here are some of the more common terms that may help you give a more accurate description:
Thin, dry, wrinkled skin
Blister or vesicle
Fluid-filled bump under or in the epidermis that is less than 1 cm in size
Crust or scab
Formation of dried blood, plasma, or pus over a break in the skin
Enclosed sac in skin containing fluid or solid material
An erosion with loss of the epidermis, caused by scratching
Hives or wheals
Pink or white localized swelling of the skin that is usually itchy
Skin that has become thickened, hardened, or leathery with skin markings from chronic scratching
Flat, discolored spot
Nodule or papule
Solid, raised bumps. A nodule is greater than 1 cm and a papule is less than or equal to 1 cm.
Bumps that stick out above the skin surface
Flat, large discolored spot with smooth surface
Inflamed, raised lesions that seem to contain pus
A buildup of dead skin cells that form flakes
Fibrous tissue that forms after a skin injury
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