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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.
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
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
I scraped/scratched of a mole, and now its pink with red. Later a border around it formed, they said its a hypopigmented halo nevus, i'm worried.
Relax: Halo nevus is benign. It is your immunity slowly removing the cells of the nevus. Eventually it will be a pale spot, then disappear entirely. ...Read more
Dear dr,my son,6 years old has begin vitiligo in his finger&halo nevus in his back.test theroid resultsTSh:4.97&T4: 175&TPO < 10.your opinion please?
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.
I don't sit in the sun or go outside much. I got about 30-40 new moles in a short time. I am 28 and have a lot already and halos moles too, is?
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
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