A papule is a small raised spot on the
skin that takes the form of a solid palpable
lesion of up to 0.5 cm diameter that is elevated above the level of the surrounding skin.
The word 'papule' is included in this section
because it is a type of skin lesion.
See also types of skin lesions (all on one page). This may interest students of massage, reflexology, holistic treatments of various types,
beauty therapies, and other health related courses.
Further information about skin includes the structure of skin (with diagram), an explanation of what dermatology means and includes and textbooks about dermatology.
More about skin and skin conditions