In Practice

Care would need to be taken in the case of an inflammatory skin condition to avoid any form of stimulation (through product or treatment method) that may increase or worsen inflammation. If there is severe inflammation and the skin is broken, or there are any signs of infection, treatment would be avoided and the client would need to be referred to their medical practitioner:

Melanomas can occur in an existing mole or they may arise from normal skin. As they spread very quickly, early detection is essential.

Rodent ulcer

This is a malignant tumour which starts off as a slow-growing pearly nodule, often at the site of a previous skin injury. As the nodule enlarges, the centre ulcerates and refuses to heal. The centre becomes depressed, and the rolled edges become translucent, revealing many tiny blood vessels. Rodent ulcers do not disappear and if left untreated may invade the underlying bone. This is the most common form of skin cancer.

Squamous cell carcinoma

This is a malignant tumour which arises from the prickle cell layer of the epidermis. It is hard and warty and eventually develops a 'heaped-up, cauliflower' appearance. It is most frequently seen in elderly people. Unlike basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas can spread to other organs, or deeply within the skin. Fortunately, 90 per cent of squamous cell carcinomas are detected and removed before they spread or reappear.

Squamous cell carcinoma

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