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Is there any treatment for hairy nevus.?

Is there any treatment for hairy nevus.?

Often no Rx best: It depends on the case. Even good plastic surgery is likely to disfigure. When these are excised, they tend to grow back because they originate in the deep nerves and are resupplied with cells from there. Ask ten of your real friends whether to try to remove it or leave it alone. You'll be surprised. Invite folks to touch it for good luck. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I have a hairy nevus on my arm?

What to do if I have a hairy nevus on my arm?

Lucky you: Leave it alone. Many of the women will like it. Keep an eye on it -- if an area starts to undergo obvious change, have it removed promptly; you have enough time before it's dangerous. If you decide you just have to have it removed by laser or surgery, you may be disappointed. Better to enjoy what Nature gave you. ...Read more

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What is hairy nevus?

What is hairy nevus?

Hairy nevus: Is a type of mole that is present at birth. These moles do not usually run in families. They can appear on virtually any place on the body and about 50 percent of hairy nevi will develop surface hairs. ...Read more

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My daughter's is 6, her dr stated she had nevus of ota on one eye, is observation every 6 month the only thing? No meds, treatment, or anything.

My daughter's is 6, her  dr stated she had nevus of ota on one eye, is observation every 6 month the only thing? No meds, treatment, or anything.

Nevus of ota: Nevus of ota is a benign conglomeration of melanocytes in the eye and does not affect vision normally, it can be left alone or can undergo laser treatment. ...Read more

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Melanocytic Nevus with arch disorder and mild cytologic atypia of melancytes found from mole shave biopsy. what is the treatment for this?

Melanocytic Nevus with arch disorder and mild cytologic atypia of melancytes found from mole shave biopsy. what is the treatment for this?

Removal of nevus: Excision of mole is preferred method , it gives complete picture , not missing any area of potential malignant cells . Good news you don't have , but have atypical cells , so speak to your doctor for possible excision of whole mole and analyzing ( biopsy ) it. ...Read more

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Any herbal treatment for getting rid of moles?

No: To the best of my knowledge there are no topical treatments that will make a mole go away. Nor are there any systemic herbal treatments that will do the same. ...Read more

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What are some cream or any herbal treatment for getting rid of moles?

Mole: Creams and herbal treatments are not effective or recommended for mole removal . See a dermatologist for mole removal. ...Read more

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I have very tiny skin color moles kinda of on my neck. They are very tiny. What would it be? And what would be treatment for the same?

Skin tags: Skin tags are small flesh colored, brown or dark bumps often found on the neck . They are sometimes treated with a heat cautery or removed following a anesthetic injection, both techniques are performed by a dermatologist. See your physician for evaluation and proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hair loss everyday since had laser treatment to remove moles on thigh. Really worried?

Hair loss everyday since had laser treatment to remove moles on thigh. Really worried?

Not related: I can't see how lasering your thigh could possibly be related to hair loss on your head. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for nevus sebaceous?

What are the treatments for nevus sebaceous?

Surgery vs Observe: Most nevus sebaceous do not develop into skin cancers. However, it is estimated that ~10-15% develop a skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma (bcc). Because of that risk, many dermatologists recommend prophylactic removal of these surgically around puberty. This is controversial as bcc is not life threatening, some would suggest excision only when skin cancer transformation is observed. ...Read more

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Are there new treatments for basal cell nevus syndrome?

Are there new treatments for basal cell nevus syndrome?

Symptoms?: The disorder involves the skin, nervous system, eyes, endocrine glands, and bones. it is inherited. Answering your question depends on which manifestation you have. Any disorder of the jaw bones should be addressed by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC mole removal treatments or home remedies that work well for removing moles? This is for cosmetic reasons.

NO NO NO: You should not remove mole even if possible , always need biopsy ( histological examination ) to make sure is not a malignant skin lesion ( melanoma ). ...Read more

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I need a natural cure for Nevus depigmentosus, are there any diet changes I can make to repigmentate? Please please help me, I will try anything.

I need a natural cure for Nevus depigmentosus, are there any diet changes I can make to repigmentate? Please please help me, I will try anything.

No natural cure: There are no natural cures for nevus depigmentosus. No dietary changes that will cause repigmentation. Also use sunscreen on entire exposed body so the nevi don't become more visible. You can use apply foundation makeup to the nevi so they are less visible. ...Read more

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I have Nevus depigmentosus on my face. Please tell me about any natural cure, even if there is only a slight chance that it works. Please please help?

 I have Nevus depigmentosus on my face. Please tell me about any natural cure, even if there is only a slight chance that it works. Please please help?

Forgive my frankness: You won't "cure" it, "naturally" or by grafting or anything else. You can paint it (permanganate, etc.) or cover it up, or you can embrace it. It's distinctively yours, something people use to recognize you, and if you are well-liked, so is the lesion. Ask a few of your friends of each gender how they feel. Some possible partners will love it. "I'm the guy with the lucky spot." ...Read more

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Aged 34yrs male , body is full of small moles, drank fluoridated water in childhood and legs and hands are very thin and teeth is yellowish.What cure?

Aged 34yrs male , body is full of small moles, drank fluoridated water in childhood and legs and hands are very thin and teeth is yellowish.What cure?

Damage is done: The damage was done when you were growing up and can not be undone now. There is no cure for developmental conditions. You can treat some for cosmetic reasons and others symptomatically or pro-actively as preventative care. ...Read more

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