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Dr. Brian Maloney
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Moist Healing is Fas: When you have a scratch on the skin, whether a mole is involved or not, applying an antibiotic ointment or vaseline at least six times a day will help ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Skin infection.: Try topical Neosporin ointment and also make an appintment to have your skin inflammation checked. You may need oral antibiotic therapy. Rember: ni sc ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Yes: Use moisturizing lotion. If the mole develops change in color, size, shape, irregularity, see dermatologist promptly.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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No: Scratching a mole will not transform it into a melanoma (cancer). Of course, if it already is melanoma and you scratch it, you can make it bleed but i ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
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Start: Try constant pressure fo 10 minutes without stopping. Get evaluated if persustant.
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Dr. Laura McMullen
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Just : Just keep an eye on it. Keep the area clean and watch for signs of infection. Once it heals, if you notice the abcd's of concerning moles, then have ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Get it seen: If the mole had truly bled, either you injured it without knowing it, or it is very worrisome for a melanoma. Best get it seen by a physician.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Yes: Don't want to alarm, but IMO any mole that misbehaves, including bleeding with minor irritation, should be taken VERY seriously. It is probably not m ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theda Kontis
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Bleeding mole: Apply pressure until bleeding stops, apply antibiotic ointment until it heals, don't pick at it, see a doctor if it does not heal in 10 days.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
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See a dermatologist: Change in color of a mole is a red flag for possible cancer . Please see a dermatologist as soon as possible.
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