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Infected moles on skin

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rousso
Facial Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
Dermatologist: It would be preferable for you to see a dermatologist, if possible. However if you are not able to do so for any reason at least have your general doc... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mole: Keep wound dry. Keep your hands off it. if infected, will become red, tender, and may drain.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Avoid infection: Keep the area clean with soap and water. You can also use a topical antibiotic ointment. Cover with a dry dressing/Band-Aid.
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Warren
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Normal: often you will have a healing read ring around the area. If the redness gets worse or it becomes painful then check with provider
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 46 years experience
Dermatologist: Get an appointment with a dermatologist, skin doctor. Moles usually are not sore, moles usually do not get infected, moles don't go away and then com... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Non healing mole: is it a pressure point? constantly being irritated? Follow up with dermatologist this week. Post surgery there should be appropriate healing.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Either OK: Go with what your health care provider says. They have been most closely associated with your condition.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Probably infected.: The redness and raised area suggest that it is infected. You can wash with warm soapy water and keep it clean. Use alcohol for cleansing after you was... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Don't know but ...: A week or two of antibiotics will not hurt and if the swelling and pain go away so be it. Sometimes you don't see an entry point for a wound but remem... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
Mole: You may feel some tugging or mild discomfort for a couple of days. If the discomfort is worsening, see the physician who performed the removal.

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