ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D48.5

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin

Diagnosis Code D48.5

ICD-10: D48.5
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D48.5

Valid for Submission
The code D48.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other and unsp sites (D48)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D48.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 606 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 607 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

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  • 238.2 - Unc behav neo skin

Synonyms
  • Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma of skin
  • Apudoma
  • Apudoma of skin
  • Atypical fibrous histiocytoma of soft tissue
  • Atypical fibroxanthoma of skin
  • Benign neoplasm of fibrous tissue of skin
  • Deep fibromatosis
  • Desmoid fibromatosis
  • Desmoid fibromatosis of skin
  • Endovascular papillary angioendothelioma of childhood
  • Extra-abdominal fibromatosis
  • Fibrous tissue neoplasm of skin
  • Giant cell fibroblastoma of skin
  • Hemangioendothelioma of skin
  • Hemangiopericytoma of skin
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis of skin
  • Lymphangioma of skin
  • Melanocytic tumor of skin
  • Neoplasm of skin of ankle
  • Neoplasm of skin of axilla
  • Neoplasm of skin of buttock
  • Neoplasm of skin of cheek
  • Neoplasm of skin of chin
  • Neoplasm of skin of elbow
  • Neoplasm of skin of external auditory canal
  • Neoplasm of skin of eyebrow
  • Neoplasm of skin of finger
  • Neoplasm of skin of forearm
  • Neoplasm of skin of groin
  • Neoplasm of skin of hip
  • Neoplasm of skin of lower leg
  • Neoplasm of skin of popliteal area
  • Neoplasm of skin of shoulder
  • Neoplasm of skin of temporal region
  • Neoplasm of skin of thigh
  • Neoplasm of skin of toe
  • Neoplasm of skin of umbilicus
  • Neoplasm of skin of upper arm
  • Neoplasm of skin of wrist
  • Neoplasm of sweat gland
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of adnexa of skin
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of axilla
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cheek
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of chest wall
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of forearm
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of hand
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of inguinal region
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lip
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lower leg
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nose
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of perianal skin
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of sebaceous gland
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of shoulder
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of abdomen
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of ankle
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of axilla
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of back
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of breast
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of buttock
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of cheek
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of chest
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of chin
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of ear
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of elbow
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of external auditory canal
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of eyebrow
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of eyelid
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of face
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of finger
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of foot
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of forearm
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of forehead
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of groin
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of hand
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of hip
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of knee
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of lip
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of lower leg
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of lower limb
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of neck
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of nose
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of perineum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of popliteal area
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of scalp
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of shoulder
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of temporal region
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of thigh
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of toe
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of trunk
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of umbilicus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of upper arm
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of upper limb
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of wrist
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of soft tissues of buttock
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of soft tissues of lower limb
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of soft tissues of lower limb
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of soft tissues of perineum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of soft tissues of thorax
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of sweat gland
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of thigh
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of upper arm
  • Plexiform fibrohistiocytic tumor of skin
  • Tumor of skin with sebaceous differentiation

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D48.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Table of Neoplasms

The code D48.5 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»abdomen, abdominal
  »wall [See Also: Neoplasm, abdomen, wall, skin]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»ala nasi (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, nose]
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»anus, anal
  »margin [See Also: Neoplasm, anus, skin]
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»anus, anal
  »skin
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»auditory
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»auditory
  »canal (external) (skin)
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»auricle, ear [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»auricular canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»axilla, axillary
  »fold [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»breast (connective tissue) (glandular tissue) (soft parts)
  »skin
C44.501C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»brow
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»canal
  »auditory (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»canal
  »auricular (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»canthus (eye) (inner) (outer)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»cheek
  »external
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»chin
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»columnella [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.390C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»concha [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »skin (dermis) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, by site]
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »auricle or auris [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »canal, external [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »external meatus [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »lobule [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »skin
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»earlobe
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»external
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»external
  »meatus (ear) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»eyebrow
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»forehead (skin)
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»helix [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»jaw
  »skin [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»lid (lower) (upper)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»lip
  »skin (commissure) (lower) (upper)
C44.00C79.2D04.0D23.0D48.5D49.2
»meatus external (ear) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»meibomian gland
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»nail [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb]
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»nail [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb]
  »finger [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»nail [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb]
  »toe [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»nasolabial groove [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»nates [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»nose, nasal
  »ala (external) (nasi) [See Also: Neoplasm, nose, skin]
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»nose, nasal
  »external (skin) [See Also: Neoplasm, nose, skin]
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»nose, nasal
  »skin
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»palpebra
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»perianal (skin) [See Also: Neoplasm, anus, skin]
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»pinna (ear) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»scalp
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»scar NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, by site]
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »abdominal wall
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »ala nasi [See Also: Neoplasm, nose, skin]
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »ankle [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »antecubital space [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »anus
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »arm [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »auditory canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »auricle (ear) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »auricular canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »axilla, axillary fold [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »back [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »breast
C44.501C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »brow [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »buttock [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »calf [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »canthus (eye) (inner) (outer)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »cervical region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, neck]
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »cheek (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »chest (wall) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »chin [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »clavicular area [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »columnella [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »concha [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »ear (external)
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »elbow [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »eyebrow [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »eyelid
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »face NOS
C44.300C79.2D04.30D23.30D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »finger [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »flank [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »foot [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »forearm [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »forehead [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »glabella [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »gluteal region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »groin [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »hand [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »head NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, scalp]
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »heel [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »helix [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »hip [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »infraclavicular region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »inguinal region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »jaw [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »knee [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »leg [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »lid (lower) (upper)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »limb NEC
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »limb NEC
    »lower
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »limb NEC
    »upper
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »lip (lower) (upper)
C44.00C79.2D04.0D23.0D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »meatus, acoustic (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »nates [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »neck
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »nose (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, nose, skin]
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »palm [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »palpebra
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »perianal [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, anus]
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »perineum [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, anus]
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »pinna [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »plantar [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »popliteal fossa or space [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »pubes [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »sacrococcygeal region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »scalp
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »scapular region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »shoulder [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »sole (foot) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »specified sites NEC
C44.80C79.2D04.8D23.9D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »submammary fold [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »supraclavicular region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, neck]
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »temple [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »thigh [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »thoracic wall [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »thumb [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »toe [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »tragus [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »trunk
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »umbilicus [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »wrist [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»sudoriferous, sudoriparous gland, site unspecified
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»sweat gland (apocrine) (eccrine), site unspecified
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»temple (skin) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»temporal
  »region
    »skin [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»tragus [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»umbilicus, umbilical [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2

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Skin Conditions

Also called: Cutaneous disorders, Dermatologic disorders

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin

  • Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
  • Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
  • Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
  • Keeps your body temperature even
  • Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it

Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Acrodermatitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cryotherapy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cutaneous skin tags (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dry skin -- self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Erythema multiforme (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Granuloma annulare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Keratosis pilaris (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lichen planus (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Milia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sebaceous cyst (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Seborrheic keratosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin lesion removal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin lesion removal-aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stasis dermatitis and ulcers (Medical Encyclopedia)


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