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How Long Does It Take For A Mole To Fall Off After Treating It With Iodine Tincture
If I put iodine on a mole, would the mole eventually fall off? I also wondered if I should surround the mole w/ vasoline to protect the skin.
Hello, how can I recover moles after laser surgery? Is it I must use alcohol or iodine? What's best option? Moles are not cancerous.
I've been putting small drops of iodine tincture on tooth abcess until I can see the dentist. It seems to take the swelling down. Is this effective?
No. : Don't waist your time. You need to see dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are many kinds of pigmented lesions that are called moles. Most are absolutely benign, so I can't give a time frame. There are estimates of how long it takes different types of early melanomas to become invasive, but that's a long answer. The best thing to do is to see your doctor and have a skin check. Tell them about any moles that worry you, so that you can be relieved. ...Read more
It may not grow back: Depending on the depth of the "nicking off" it could be akin to having the lesion.mole excised, so there is the chance the mole may not grow back. Have it looked at if it does not heal. ...Read more
I scratched a small, dark mole I've always had on my leg. I think I scratched off top layer. How long does it take to heal?
It depends on: How large the mole isGet a more detailed answer ›
How long does it take for a cancerous mole to spread? When I touch it and its red around the edge. Do you think it's cancerous?
It takes time: Cancer often remains localized for a finite period. The whole process takes weeks to months to evolve. So there is ample time to get yourself checked and verify if it is anything that needs a biopsy or not. Many skin conditions are labeled as moles but they may not be melanoma precursors or moles, that can become a melanoma. You should go see a dermatologist when in doubt. ...Read more
7-10 days : Depends on what technique and the location of the mole removal but generally 7-1o days. ...Read more
It may not: It might not as you may have changed it by scraping. If you are really concerned, have it looked at by your doc. Live healthy. Stay positive. Be well! ...Read more
1 to 2 days: A biopsy is usually processed and reported in 24 to 48 hours. The things that could delay that is if the biopsy goes to a lab in another state for processing. At worst, this should only add another 24 hours to the entire process. ...Read more
My son has 3mm mole not round shape with black colour and indian...in right side scalp. How long does it take to heal after surgical remove of mole.
Depends on method: Moles can be removed by shave or saucerization and the wound is allowed to heal, sort of like a scraped knee. Another method is to cut deeper and then close the wound with stitiches. With the shave/saucer method it can take several days to up to a month to heal. With stitches, they are usually removed 10-14 days after removal. In either case, it takes about a year for scar to get to its best. ...Read more
Depends: First, it depends on how large the mole is. Next, it depends on how it is removed (shaved from the surface of the skin or punch biopsy or excised). Was it cauterized or were sutures used? What part of the body is the mole located? If it is small and shave removed, it could heal in two weeks. If it is large, excised and on the lower leg, it could take as long as 2 months. ...Read more
Raised mole on my back. One color, smooth edges. It's itching now — should I be concerned? How long would removal take? Who do I contact for removal?
Get checked: Usually smooth borders and non variegated coloration indicate less likely malignant. Agree that evaluation by specialist is needed. ...Read more
I had a changing mole removed last week and I am still waiting on results. I am 26 with a history of heavy tanning. Is it abnormal for a biopsy to take this long?
Can take time: Pathology reports can take time as some specimens have to be stained and handled in certain ways. It is not unusual to ake a while for a biopsy report. ...Read more
Mole: It will take 6 months however it will look pretty good in 2 weeks. ...Read more
It's moot: If a mole is changing, or shows any sign of being a melanoma, you need to make an appointment and be seen now. I would not accept a waiting period of more than two weeks, and would try to be seen at once. Progression from a benign-looking mole into a lesion capable of metastasizing is known to take as little as a few months. Get seen now. ...Read more
Hi I removed mole with dermatend and the mole came of but left a hole in my skin will that hole fill in and how long will it take?
Depends: On size of wound, location. Best to get it checked. ...Read more
One visit: Depending on size and location all three could be performed in one session. It could be done in less than approximately 30 minutes. ...Read more
Doc removed mole that he said 'looked concerning.' Day 2. How long does biopsy take? Does this mean cancer? Not worried, just curious
Anxiety reaction: Is common, every one will have one with pending biopsy report. No, delay means cancer is not true at all . Several reason for delay, processing delay, availability of pathologist to read and transcribe, some times need special stains, may needs second opinion,etc, so speak to your doctor will explain to you the reason. Good Luck ...Read more
Hi there! I had laser mole removal just under my eyebrow last Friday and the scab has come off today. I was wondering how long will it take to heal?
Healing: Acute healing three weeks, subacute healing three months, complete healing two years. Use sunglasses when outside to present hyper pigmentation. Can apply sunscreen to area after 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
I have an itchy mole. Doctor said it's a skin infection and to treat with ointment. How long should it take to heal. Should l get second opinion?
Few weeks: Give it a few weeks. It should start healing up by that time, if not see a dermatologist for evaluation and possible biopsy. In the mean time keep it clean and dry, try not to pick at it and use the ointment given to you by your doctor. ...Read more
I've got my moles removed by plastic surgeon 2 months ago, they left red scars that are fading, how long does it take for them to be unnoticeable?
Scar: It takes a full year for a scar to mature. It the scar continues to be red or elevated, have your surgeon evaluate it. ...Read more
They are all: Outdated treatments.Get a more detailed answer ›
Antiseptics: These used to be used a antiseptic. ...Read more
Poked by thumbtack at work, squeezed blood out&immediately applied iodine tincture bp, no rust on thumbtack, haven't had tetanus shot, risk of tetanus?
A wound is a wound: Tetanus is possible when any cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around, predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made the cut if the exposure comes after the skin is open. The rusty nail is the classic source because it is on the ground to begin with when people step on it. Even if low risk it serves as a reminder to update your protection. If >10 yrs get the shot ...Read more
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