A-Z of Conditions

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Leg Ulcers (Stasis Dermatitis)

A very common cause of skin break down around the ankles and lower legs often due to obvious or alternatively, hidden, varicose veins. A very common cause of skin break down around the ankles and lower legs often due to obvious or alternatively, hidden, varicose veins. Varicose veins (medically termed stasis or venous insufficiency) can […]

Lentigo

An exaggerated freckle which is larger or darker than a standard freckle Extremely exaggerated freckles particularly if they are black in colour should always be checked by a specialist. Normal freckles progressing to more exaggerated freckles are of course common and normal. Any freckle which is irregular or contains dark spots within it necessitates an […]

Lesion/Lump

A part or swelling of the skin that has suffered through injury or disease.

Lichen Planus

An itchy skin rash which can mimick any of the common diseases - eczema, psoriasis, scabies, etc. An itchy skin rash which can mimick any of the common diseases - eczema, psoriasis, scabbies, etc. This condition affects many other body areas including the inside of the mouth but also can cause a widespread eruption of […]

Lichen Sclerosus

A rare but important skin disease becaue it can affect the genital skin and look very unusual at other sites. This is not a sexually transmitted disease and it is not infectious. The cause is unknown. Recognition and observation is important due to links with other disorders. A rare skin disease which can affect any […]

Liver spots

Skin disease indicates to over-exposure to sunshine and can also be known as age spots or solar lentigos. Skin disease indicates to over-exposure to sunshine These conditions have something in common with standard lentigo and also something in common with actinic keratosis They do indicate over exposure to sunshine and a necessity for self-observation and […]
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