Brown spots (not raised) — Senile (old-age) changes, especially of the hands, face, and forearms.
Raised soft brown lesions (seborrheic keratoses) — Benign nodules commonly seen in the elderly.
Raised red-brown scaly firm lesions — These are actinic keratoses which are caused by the sun and may be precancerous
Raised uncolored bumps — Sebaceous glands or infected hair follicles - benign.
Red spots — Small groups of blood vessels, usually normal.
Skin is pale — Anemia (lack of blood from excessive bleeding or poor nutrition). Yellow palms and soles — Excessive carotene (yellow pigment), not traumatic.
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