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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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