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Is It Bad If A Mole Itches
Yes and no: I have always said to patients that any mole that changes character and the DX is not clear cut is better in a jar than on your body. A lot of these moles never cause problems but the danger of a changing mole is considered dangerous. Your family doc is best to decide! never take these changing moles for granted without having checked! ...Read more
Peeling skin causes: Thank you for your question. Peeling, redness, and itching of the skin may be caused by many things. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external sources such allergies to topical treatments or otherwise. Having an examination performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have a mole on my armpit. It's really itchy from time to time. Is it normal for a mole to be itchy? Is it worth getting it looked at?
Yes : When in doubt.. Get an expert opinion. Go see a dermatologist. ...Read more
HairyAin'tScary-Yet: Advances in melanoma diagnostics indicate that this is a misconception.When a hairy mole becomes a melanoma, the hairs persist. It is only later, when malignant cells advance, that the root of the hair is destroyed & then,good-bye hairs.So you're back to square one: hair or no hair,it can convert to a cancer, so watch for size,color or shape changes & if anything concerns you, get it*seen*by a doc ...Read more
Possibly: In some cases, melanoma can present as an itching mole. If there is any thing left at the site, wether it is pigmented (black or brown) or not (pink), you should see your doctor for a check up and possible biopsy. If there is nothing left but you are still worried, go see your doctor. If there is nothing left and you are fine with it, observe clsoely for any thing that grows back. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If my discharge has a smell is it not a yeast infection? It itches, swells, and burns of I scratch or rub it.
Usually white: Discharge for a yeast infection. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Please see your physician for vaginal discharge for correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Wrong question: Presence of a white scab is not a sign of malignancy. Much more information is required for a determination. If you are concerned, the best course is an exam, preferably by a skin specialist. How old are you? Pale skin? Family history of skin cancer? History of radiation or sun burns? On immune-modulating meds? Location, size, and color of the "mole"? It may be a keratosis. ...Read more
I have a raised mole on my big toe nail? I think it is a mole, or is a blood clot. But i just noticed it the other day. Is it skin cancer?
If I have a possible ingrown hair bump on my inner thigh is it common for it it itch if it's irritated or could it be something else?
Normal: Mosquitoes have an anticoagulant in their saliva, so bruising is common. Get help if there are signs of infection. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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