Results for: Adult :: Male :: Back of Hand
The links below will take you to information about the conditions that can affect the back of the hand. Sun exposure can be significant to the back of the hands, and many conditions can arise from this. Solar lentigo, also known as age spots or liver spots, are common in older adults. These spot are not cancerous but do indicate a significant history of sun exposure. Actinic keratosis is a thickening of the skin that is considered a pre-cancerous condition. Keratoacanthoma is a rapidly growing type of skin cancer that can occur on the back of the hand. Melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma can all affect the hand as well. These conditions should all be evaluated by a physician as they may need to be removed.
Bug Bite or Sting
Insect bites are often multiple and may be grouped as on the hand in this individual. An older, flatter, partially…
Cutaneous horns typically occur on sun-exposed body parts, as displayed in this image.
This image displays a severe case of flat warts on the hands, including dozens of white-appearing lesions.
This image display a frequent location of gout, the fingers.
Irritant Contact Dermatitis
This image displays a patient with irritant contact dermatitis due to chronic exposure to gasoline and oil…
Lichen Simplex Chronicus
Thick, scaly, slightly elevated lesions with pronounced skin lines occur when the skin is repeatedly rubbed.
Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
Linear streaks with bumps or blisters are common in those with a poison ivy allergy who come in contact with the oil…
This image displays a very fine line with scale in the webbed area of the hand due to burrowing of the scabies mite.
The backs of the hands commonly have solar lentigines (mistakenly called “liver spots”).
This image displays redness and small blisters on the tops of hands and fingers typical of sunburn.
This image displays an almost total pigment loss in a patient with vitiligo.