Diagnostic quiz: burning & stinging symptoms
A 65-year-old woman is referred to a dermatologist by her PCP for a skin cancer screening. The patient is concerned with the burning and stinging sensations she has felt on and off in her face for years. Upon further discussion, the dermatologist learns that these symptoms have accompanied previous recurrent, persistent redness. The patient believed these symptoms were due to a lack of sun protection combined with living in Florida. Due to a fear of skin cancer, the patient began wearing sun protection the year prior and has reported milder episodes of persistent redness.