Basal cell skin
that affects the basal layer of epidermis.
The basal cell
is locally invasive, non producinedo metastases.
The places where it appears more often in the face, ears, palms of the hands, shoulders and arms.
It affects both sexes, especially after age 40.
Limit exposure to the sun.
Protect your skin from the sun with hats, clothing and creams with sun protection factor of 15 or more.
Diagnosis and Treatment.
History and physical examination by
Microscopic examination of tissue removed to confirm the diagnosis.
The general treatment consists of the removal of
by one of the following methods chosen between
and patient as the affected area:
Surgery in the doctor's office or in an operating room of the outpatient wing of the hospital.
Rub the crust with
twice during the day.
Do not tape during the night.
Wash the wound as usual.
Soft and dry completely after bathing or swimming.
For mild pain, you can use drugs without
prescription, such as aspirin or paracetamol.
If the crust will crack or sweats, apply an antibiotic ointment without
prescription several times
may prescribe an antibiotic ointment to prevent
of the wound.
The wound is
after surgery and can not staunch the blood pressure after 10 minutes.
The wound shows signs of
Left untreated, cancers may increase, ulcers and disfiguring. Less than 1% spread to other parts,
they must be removed to prevent local damage.
Cured in 2 weeks when the
is removed. They do not represent
threat unless it is vital to ignore them completely.
Damage caused by the sun that occurred before many of the
Signs and symptoms.
small lesion on the skin that will not heal in 3 weeks, with the following characteristics:
is flat and "pearl".
The edges are translucent and round and round.
The edges may have new blood vessels, small and curved.
The ulcer of the center form
The size of the lesion varies between 4mm and 6mm, although if left untreated can grow.
occurs in skin exposed to the sun and showing signs of sun damage.
The lesion grows slowly.
Pica does not hurt either.
Adults over 60 years.
Excessive exposure to sunlight.