What causes Hyperpigmented macules?
Key Points. Common causes of focal hyperpigmentation include injury, inflammation, phytophotodermatitis, lentigines, melasma, freckles, café-au-lait macules, and acanthosis nigricans. Common causes of widespread hyperpigmentation include melasma, drugs, cancers, and other systemic disorders.
What are skin macules?
A macule is a flat, distinct, discolored area of skin. It usually does not include a change in skin texture or thickness.
Is acne a macular lesion?
Macules are characteristic of different medical conditions, some serious and others not. They are referred to as primary lesions as they are often the first step toward identifying a disease. Other primary lesions include pustules (a raised pimple or blister filled with pus) and tumors.
How do I get rid of macules?
What treatment options are available for macules?
- light therapy.
- topical steroids.
Are macules itchy?
A maculopapular rash looks like red bumps on a flat, red patch of skin. The reddish background area may not show up if your skin is dark. The rash is sometimes itchy, and it can last from two days to three weeks depending on the cause.
How do you treat macules and papules?
Treatment of your rash depends on the cause. For immediate treatment to relieve itching, your doctor may also prescribe antihistamines or topical steroids. You can also use over-the-counter drugs such as hydrocortisone creams or Benadryl.
How long do macules last?
How do you get rid of macules?
What is an example of macules?
Macules are flat, nonpalpable lesions usually < 10 mm in diameter. Macules represent a change in color and are not raised or depressed compared to the skin surface. A patch is a large macule. Examples include freckles, flat moles, tattoos, and port-wine stains.