What is dermatofibroma?
Dermatofibroma is another uncommon skin infection which occurs normally at any age. A dermatofibroma is a common benign fibrous skin lesion. A dermatofibroma is also sometimes called a fibrous histiocytoma. It is due to a non-cancerous growth of dermal dendritic histiocyte cells.
The cause is unknown but in some cases it arises at the site of a minor injury, especially an insect bite or thorn prick. It is a form of urticaria in which skin welts develop along the lines where one has been stroked or scratched. They are usually single but sometimes may be multiple.
Symptoms of dermatofibroma?
- Raised from the skin and may bleed if damaged
- The size of dermatofibroma is vary as - small as a BB pellet but can grow larger than a fingernail
- Usually dimple inward when pinched.
- They are darker for individuals with darker skin
- The color may change over time
- Occasionally itchy or sensitive when touched
Treatment of dermatofibroma?
There are generally no symptoms for dermatofibroma. It has cosmetic significance only and although it tends to persist long term, it seldom causes any symptoms. Usually only reassurance is needed. Sometimes its dark colour can raise anxiety about melanoma; if there is any doubt about its nature, the lesion can be excised for histology.
Home treatment for dermatofibroma?
Touch the affected area with spirit of camphor. Keep applying until the skin dry up. It may "sting" but don't worry. It will check the infection. Apply Milk of Magnesia one on for ten minutes. Rinse off. A healthy low-fat, high fibre diet containing plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables are beneficial home remedies of dermatofibroma. By applying cellulite cream thoroughly to the affected area, helps for fast recovery.