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Infected mole should I see a gp?

Infected mole should I see a gp?

Dermatologist: It would be preferable for you to see a dermatologist, if possible. However if you are not able to do so for any reason at least have your general doctor take a look at it and begin to treat as he/she deems necessary. ...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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How to keep a freshly removed mole from getting infected. I was told to put vaseline on it and a bandaid. Is that a good idea?

How to keep a freshly removed mole from getting infected. I was told to put vaseline on it and a bandaid. Is that a good idea?

Avoid infection: Keep the area clean with soap and water. You can also use a topical antibiotic ointment. Cover with a dry dressing/Band-Aid. ...Read more

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Had a large mole burned of at the dermatolist.5 days ago it has a red ring around. Could it be infected or is this a healing process. Hurts a little?

Had a large mole burned of at the dermatolist.5 days ago it has a red ring around. Could it be infected or is this a healing process. Hurts a little?

Normal: Often you will have a healing read ring around the area. If the redness gets worse or it becomes painful then check with provider ...Read more

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Why would a mole keep getting sore and infected? It healed but now it's sore again it is on my cheek

Why would a mole keep getting sore and infected? It healed but now it's sore again it is on my cheek

Dermatologist: Get an appointment with a dermatologist, skin doctor. Moles usually are not sore, moles usually do not get infected, moles don't go away and then come back. Things do not add up. You need to have a specialist look at it and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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What are some reasons why a mole removal wound doesn't heal well, even after several months? Not infected, just still reddish with scab.

What are some reasons why a mole removal wound doesn't heal well, even after several months? Not infected, just still reddish with scab.

Non healing mole: Is it a pressure point? Constantly being irritated? Follow up with dermatologist this week. Post surgery there should be appropriate healing. ...Read more

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Wound from mole excision is infected. Given Keflex. Best to let wound dry out or keep covered with an antibiotic ointment?

Wound from mole excision is infected. Given Keflex. Best to let wound dry out or keep covered with an antibiotic ointment?

Either OK: Go with what your health care provider says. They have been most closely associated with your condition. ...Read more

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I just had a mole removed on my leg, they said to keep vasoline on it. It is raised red all around it and warm. How do I clean it? Is it Infected?

I just had a mole removed on my leg, they said to keep vasoline on it. It is raised red all around it and warm. How do I clean it? Is it Infected?

Probably infected.: The redness and raised area suggest that it is infected. You can wash with warm soapy water and keep it clean. Use alcohol for cleansing after you wash with soap and water. If the area of redness increases or there are red lines crawling up the leg you need to get oral antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Mole on arm raised and painful. Hurt it in work. Has only been this way since Monday. Doc said infected and gave meds. Not cut Or oozing. Correct?

Mole on arm raised and painful. Hurt it in work. Has only been this way since Monday. Doc said infected and gave meds. Not cut Or oozing. Correct?

Don't know but. ..: A week or two of antibiotics will not hurt and if the swelling and pain go away so be it. Sometimes you don't see an entry point for a wound but remember that these organisms are microscopic. You cannot seem them with your naked eyes so your doc used his clinical judgement as to what he thought was the most likely thing happening. Since I am not there I have to defer to his call. ...Read more

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A normal brown mole turned red and throbbing with pus overnight. Is it possible to get a mole infected or is it a deadly nodular melanoma?

A normal brown mole turned red and throbbing with pus overnight. Is it possible to get a mole infected or is it a deadly nodular melanoma?

It is possible to: Irritate a mole, so apply some topical ointment and a bandaid and get in to see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. It may just be infected ...Read more

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How to remove mole from skin?

How to remove mole from skin?

See a Doctor.: A mole or pigmented lesion on the skin should only be removed by a licensed physician. See a dermatologist for evaluation of the lesion. ...Read more

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Why does my mole have dry skin?

Why does my mole have dry skin?

Irritation: If your mole has been present for many years and has recently changed with surface dryness, it may be irritated by clothing or rubbing from other surfaces. If there is a change in the size, shape, or color of the mole, have it checked by a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Do skin moles sometimes dry up and peel off?

See your doctor: Changing moles need a doctor's attention. She may want to remove and biopsy this for you. ...Read more

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Red mole on top of head, what could this be?

Red mole: Hemangiomas are red bumps that look like moles and can develop anywhere on the skin, including the head. They are harmless and tend to be hereditary. ...Read more

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How do skin doctors remove moles on your skin?

Removal-Plastic Surg: Mole or other lesions are precisely marked by your plastic surgeon, local anesthetic is infiltrated and then the lesions are excised and the wounds closed in such a fashion that the resultant scar is as small as possible. ...Read more

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Why does my mole have dry skin and gets flaky?

Why does my mole have dry skin and gets flaky?

Irritation: If your mole has been present for many years and has recently changed with surface dryness, it may be irritated by clothing or rubbing from other surfaces. If there is a change in the size, shape, or color of the mole, have it checked by a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my head an its getting bigger?

Needs biopsy: An enlarging mole should be addressed by excisional biopsy. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to have it addressed. The obvious concern is a change or dysplasia in a mole which can lead to melanoma. ...Read more

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Flat skin moles, can I remove it with a sharp needle?

Flat moles: I would not recommend removing moles (flat or otherwise) on your own. Bleeding and infection may result. In addition, a dermatologist should evaluate and at times biopsy the mole or growths to make sure they are not cancerous. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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It is possible that a skin mole be removed using bloodroot?

Skin mole: Possibly, but there would be no pathologic examination of the lesion. If it were to turn out to be a skin cancer rather than a benign mole, you might not know until it metastasized it is best to see a dermatologist and have it removed and examined.. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor skin moles that is on my face?

Moles: There are no effective home remedies for mole or nevi removal. Without proper surgical removal the mole is more likely to become infected or scar if home remedies are attempted. The mole also should be removed by a dermatologist who would send the specimen for pathological evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove skin moles on your face without surgery?

Is it possible to remove skin moles on your face without surgery?

Not usually: A mole is a collection of skin pigment cells that are usually dark but not always. The base of the mole extends the full depth of the skin so to completely remove it a minor surgery is usually necessary. In most cases the final scar is less visible than the mole itself. Simply shaving the mole off flush with the skin is not effective. Non-surgical treatments may fade a mole but not remove them. ...Read more

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Are skin biopsies performed on conditions other than suspicious moles?

Skin biopsy: Skin biopsies are performed to determine the histopathology of the skin condition. This tells the type of rash a person has. Also there are many other types of growths besides moles such as precancerous actinic keratosis, and other skin cancers. Skin biopsies are essential for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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When is it safe to get a haircut after having a mole removed from the head?

Mole and haircut: Usually unless your doctors says otherwise due to the extensiveness of the surgury. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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