Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Skin Lesion Treatment

The treatment of a skin lesion depends on the type of lesion. Treatment for a skin lesion may include oral corticosteroid medications, topical medications, laser therapy, freezing the lesion, or surgery.

Treatment for a skin lesion may include:


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Skin Lesion Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of a skin lesion.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for another skin lesion?
  • Will I need to see my doctor for a checkup?

Skin Lesion Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat a skin lesion:

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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