Skin growths are non-cancerous bumps that appear on or below the surface of the skin, which may include seborrheic keratoses, lipomas, neurofibromas, cysts and others. These growths are usually small and round, may be hard or soft, and are sometimes painful. They may be caused by an infection, blocked hair follicle or may be hereditary.
While not usually of medical concern, many patients are bothered by the appearance of these growths, and seek treatment to have them removed. This can usually be done through surgical
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Skin Infections are most commonly caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Impetigo is a superficial infection caused by staph or strep and folliculitus is a superficial infection of the hair follicle. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus, shingles by varicella zoster virus and warts by human papilloma virus. People with skin diseases such as eczema may be more likely to develop super infections as their skin barrier may be impaired.