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Skin Cancer (Malignant Tumors) in the Elderly

Skin cancer is one of the major concerns of seniors with abnormal skin growths. A lifetime of sun exposure, often without the use of sunblocks in earlier life, is one of the main reasons for the development of this condition in the seniors years of life. Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells […]

Acanthosis Nigricans in Seniors

There are many different skin conditions that can cause hyperpigmentation – this means darkening of the skin. However, one such condition that is not well known is acanthosis nigricans. It can affect any age group but it is important to note in seniors who often have some of the conditions that are likely causes of […]

Athlete’s Foot (Ringworm) in Seniors

Contrary to its common name, athlete’s foot is not only a skin condition that affects the feet of athletes. It is a fungal infection that can affect any person, is more common in certain geographic regions and is likely to afflict the elderly, who have predisposing conditions of the lower leg. Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis […]

Lichen Planus Mouth and Skin Patches in the Elderly

Lichen planus is a disorder affecting the skin and the oral cavity. It is marked by purple colored patches on the skin and inner lining of the mouth. The patches are usually itch. The mouth lesions are often diagnosed during routine dental checkups and can go unnoticed for a period of time. It is a […]

Acne and Pimples in the Elderly

Acne and Pimples in the Elderly

There is a common misconception that pimples do not occur in the senior years. Although it is uncommon, the elderly may also develop pimples on the skin as do teens and younger adults. Pimples can be as distressing to the elderly, particularly aesthetic conscious seniors, as it is to younger sufferers. It is true that […]

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