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How to get rid of or hide my halo nevus?

How to get rid of or hide my halo nevus?

Surgery or makeup: they are usually benign but not liking it is a valid reason to have it removed. See a plastic surgeon ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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Hello dr, My son 6 years old has halo nevus in 2 moles in his back from 3 months. Has any traitment fot halo nevus? e.g vitix or protopic???thanks.

Hello dr, My son 6 years old has halo nevus in 2 moles in his back from 3 months. Has any traitment fot halo nevus? e.g vitix or protopic???thanks.

Leave them alone: They are harmless. Keep an eye on them and in the unlikely event that one of them starts growing strikingly, get it seen again. There are a lot of "scare" internet sites; somehow you've come upon remedies for common vitiligo. I'm glad you are focused on Junior's health, but it would be doing both you and him a disservice to be afraid here. ...Read more

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Please tell me can halo nevus be a sign of skin cancer?

Please tell me can halo nevus be a sign of skin cancer?

Not generally: A halo nevus is a benign pigmented spot that has a pale ring around it. Usually this a sign that your immune system is attacking the pigment cells and the nevus may actually disappear. It is not typically a bad sign, but it is often considered for biopsy because a changing mole may suggest that it is transforming from totally benign to premalignant. ...Read more

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Itchy red bumps clustered on upper back- i noticed them a couple days ago when i woke up. I have a halo nevus that they seem to be clustered near.

Itchy red bumps clustered on upper back- i noticed them a couple days ago when i woke up. I have a halo nevus that they seem to be clustered near.

Need to see Doctor: There are several possibility for this rash best to treat would be see primary care keep clean and dry best not to put cream on first. ...Read more

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Are halo moles dangerous?

Halo: Halo moles are not uncommon. It is the darker mole itself that must be evaluated by a dermatologist to determine if an abnormal or cancerous mole is present. In many cases the mole is normal . Either way , have the lesion evaluated. ...Read more

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Are halo moles (white circle around mole) dangerous for your health?

Are halo moles (white circle around mole) dangerous for your health?

Depends: On your age and history. Most halo nevi (moles) occur in young people and represent the body's immune mchanism getting rid of the moles. However, the immune system can also attack cancerous moles (melanoma) and give a halo-like appearance. Best to have all halo nevi evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What is a nevus?

What is a nevus?

Beauty mark: A collection of pigment cells that can be flat or raised anywhere on the body and change occasionally into atypical moles which are removed. ...Read more

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What is atypical Nevus?

What is atypical Nevus?

Dysplastic nevus: Researchers have shown that dysplastic nevus or atypical moles are more likely than ordinary moles to develop into a type of skin cancer called melanoma. Make sure your nevus is managed by a dermatologist. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysplastic_nevus ...Read more

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What is a nevus flammeus?

Birth mark: Red area usually on the back of the neck present from birth which does not require any treatment. ...Read more

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Can a nevus be colorless?

Yes: Some moles can be flesh colored (or light tan) and dome shaped called intradermal nevus. ...Read more

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What causes a nevus to appear?

What causes a nevus to appear?

Melanocyctes: The cells are already there and grow large enough to become visible. ...Read more

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Are there other names for becker's nevus?

Not really: Nobody really likes the terms "pigmented hairy epidermal nevus" or "nevoid melanosis". I have several colleagues who are physicians and/or athletes who have Becker nevi and all of them like it. If you have one, I hope you enjoy it as well. Richard Gere's is famous and he used to show it off onscreen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is hairy nevus?

Hairy nevus: Is a type of mole that is present at birth. These moles do not usually run in families. They can appear on virtually any place on the body and about 50 percent of hairy nevi will develop surface hairs. ...Read more

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What causes a blue nevus?

Unknown: Blue nevus is something that just pops up. Sun has been implicated, however for the most part they are benign. If you are concerned - please see your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Are nevus spilus’ dangerous?

No: Nevus spilus is a type of spotted mole with underlying light brown patch in the background. These are often present at birth, and may slowly enlarge as we grow, but almost never transform into skin cancer. ...Read more

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Can i remove nevus sebaceus?

Not by yourself: Any third year medical student can do it for you with simple equipment. If it's not on a hair-bearing area and you care what the scar looks like, a plastic surgeon or dermatologist might be your choice. ...Read more

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Nevus sebaceous - dangerous or not?

Nevus sebaceous - dangerous or not?

Usually not: Nevis sebaceous is a non cancerous condition. Later in life, however, these may develop cancer, most notably basal cell carcinoma and less likely sebaceous gland carcinoma. See a dermatologist to discuss the need for surveillance vs excision. ...Read more