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Cauterization (Definition)

Cauterization is the term for the use of a device which uses heat to treat tissues, most commonly at surgery to diminish bleeding but also externally for bleeding such as nasal bleeding. It can also be used to remove lesions on the skin ...Read more


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What aftercare should I follow after having a mole removed via cauterising?

What aftercare should I follow after having a mole removed via cauterising?

Ask the DR: What is "cauterizing"? Why was it done? How large? What part of body? The details count. For most simple procedures without stitches it is best to leave open and lubricate with vaseline or Aquaphor. Water is good for it. Wash gently. Avoid bacitracin, neosporin, peroxide, or any other antibiotics or antiseptics. ...Read more

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I've had a mole removed with shaving and laser cauterisation later. I now have a crater. What cream can I use to treat it?

I've had a mole removed with shaving and laser cauterisation later. I now have a crater. What cream can I use to treat it?

Scarring: This could be scarring. There's no cream which is effective for this. If the scar is growing, you should go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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I received 1 stitch after a mole removal. My dr wasn't clear on aftercare. Should I use Neosporin and bandage the wound along w/ cleaning w/ soap & H2O?

I received 1 stitch after a mole removal. My dr wasn't clear on aftercare. Should I use Neosporin and bandage the wound along w/ cleaning w/ soap & H2O?

Simple is best.: Just a band aid with a spot of neosporin should be fine. No cleaning necessary. Keep clean and dry until suture removal in about 7 days - or sooner if this is on your face. ...Read more

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Being referred for mole removal from jaw. It is 7mm in size. What should I expect ie procedure and aftercare regard to work (fitness trainer)/sport?

Being referred for mole removal from jaw. It is 7mm in size. What should I expect ie procedure and aftercare regard to work (fitness trainer)/sport?

See answer: Assuming you have a small skin lesion, the procedure would most likely involve a local numbing procedure and excisional removal/biopsy of the site. Cauterization may be used to treat post procedure, or a suture closure depending on the area and surgeon. Assuming this is the case, local care and a band aide covering the area should not preclude any normal activity. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a mole hurts?

What does it mean when a mole hurts?

Mole: A painful mole may have been rubbed or caught on something. However, any painful or itchy symptoms should be evaluated by a dermatologist as these signs could indicate a skin cancerous change in some cases. ...Read more

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What is a good mole remover product?

What is a good mole remover product?

Shave or surgical: Moles can be removed effectively by being shaved with use of a device such as a hyfrecator for further ablation. Suspicious lesions should always be biopsied before being removed in this manner. Larger moles may be effectively removed by surgical excision also. There are no effective over the counter products or creams/ointments that safely and effectively remove moles. ...Read more

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How can I cure a small mole on body?

How can I cure a small mole on body?

See a doctor: Mole remove is easy, quick and simple. But the mole need to be evaluated first. Therefore see a doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to freeze off my mole?

Mole Removal: Moles are not frozen but removed by surgical excision. Seborrheic keratosis which are benign lesions are frozen with liquid nitrogen. ...Read more

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How can I hide and/or remove a mole?

How can I hide and/or remove a mole?

Mole removal: It may be difficult to hide anole if darkly pigmented or raised. You are better off seeing a board certified doctor who can evaluate the mole and remove it with expertise. ...Read more

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How can I remove a flat mole at home?

Would not do it: 1st, you'll need anesthesia and that is not over the counter. 2nd you will want to send the specimen which is excised in a fixative to a pathology lab for histologic identification. That is standard practice whenever anything is surgically removed from the body. Only a medical profession has the materials and knowledge of how to do that. Finally, you need to suture the area sterilely. Really? ...Read more

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How can you remove flat mole at home?

How can you remove flat mole at home?

Go to Dermlink: You need a diagnosis before attempting any home remedies which are not risk free. If you can't find a doctor in your area there is a service at dermlink. Com which can assist you in getting an accurate diagnosis ...Read more

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Help! Worried about a mole, what to do?

Please see your: Dermatologist to assess the mole and for a head to toe skin evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I remove a mole with compound w?

You don't: I do not believe that is the purpose of compound w.
You want to make sure you know what you are treating first.....Moles by themsleves don't need to be removed... ...Read more

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Does lazering off a mole hurt very much?

Rubber-band snap: Laser treatment is often described as the sensation of a rubber-band snap. ...Read more

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Will it hurt at all to get a mole removed?

Will it hurt at all to get a mole removed?

Possible: I apply Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream to the area I plan to excise for an hour prior to the procedure. This cream absorbs into the skin causing anesthesia. Then the area is injected with lidocain so the lesion can be absorbed. Generally there is no or minimal pain. ...Read more

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I have a multi-colored mole what should I do?

I have a multi-colored mole what should I do?

See your derm: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with
asymmetry
boarders that are irregular
color differences within the same mole
diameter greater than 6mm

also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more

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I have a white circle around my mole is that bad?

I have a white circle around my mole is that bad?

Halo Nevi: Halo nevi are common usually benign skin lesions that represent melanocytic nevi in which an inflammatory infiltrate develops, resulting in a zone of depigmentation surrounding the nevus. See your dermatologist to see if you need a biopsy. I have biopsied a number of halo nevi that were pre-cancerous. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can naturally remove a mole?

Can you tell me how I can naturally remove a mole?

Can't: Can't be done. If the mole is malignant, or premalignant, you want to get rid of it. There are no effective treatments for a mole other than surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a mole added onto your body?

Tattoo a mole: People get "beauty marks" tattooed on their skin all the time. Try that. ...Read more

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What happens once you remove a dangerous/harmful mole?

Depends: First, I am assuming this was not a skin cancer, right? If it was just a benign mole that was harmful by its location or symptoms or a dangerous (pre-cancerous) mole, nothing happens except healing of the site and conversion to, hopefully, an acceptable scar. If the mole was pre-cancerous, you need to be checked for others periodically (every year or so) by a dermatologist. Avoid the sun, also. ...Read more

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I'm extremely worried about my mole, what should I do?

See you doctor: Many moles are benign. Some are cancerous. See your doctor to determine it it needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Mole-like mark after cutting myself, what could this be?

PIH: Most likely post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Pih is usually seen I olive to dark skin after some sort of inflammation such as ingrown hair, cuts, infections, etc. ...Read more

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What should I do when you just cut your mole by accident?

What should I do when you just cut your mole by accident?

It may regrow: If its largely gone, it was most likely an epidermal growth, meaning it grew outward and not from the deeper skin known as the dermis. It may regrow at which point you should see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis ...Read more

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I have flat mole beneath the skin. How can I remove them?

I have flat mole beneath the skin. How can I remove them?

Mole: A mole beneath the skin? Do not try to remove any skin lesions yourself. See a doctor and make sure of what it is and let them remove it, if it needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Cause pain (but not constant) around an asymmetrical mole?

See a Derm: Any time you have an asymmetrical mole and especially one that is causing pain, you should see a dermatologist for a check. That may need a biopsy, excision or to watch it, depending on what they think. ...Read more

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Is there any easy way to tell if a mole should get examined?

Does it concern you?: If you can look at a mole and it concerns you then you should have it examined by a dermatologist. Using the "abcde" at home screening method can help you single out one or moles that should be looked at. Of course, bleeding and pain or non-healing are also reasons to be examined. ...Read more

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I have a mole that has grown larger in size. What shouldi do?

Get it checked: You may or may not have a problem but any mole or pigmented lesion that is changing should be look at by your pcp or a dermatologist and evaluated on short order. As a lay person, you are not in a position to know the warning signs or symptoms or could mistake abnormal for normal. Do not chance it! Get it looked at and make sure. Sometimes things belong in a jar and not on your body! Best 2 u! ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal for a mole suddenly to fade away?

No: Please have your pcp or dermatologist to review as a mole losing color may occur in a dysplastic mole. ...Read more

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Hey I want to remove a brown mole from my face what should I do?

Mole: A dermatologist can remove the mole surgically. There are several options such as shave technique, punch biopsy or excisional biopsy with stitches. Consult with a dermatologist to discuss the best option to minimize any scarring. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my back should I get it removed? It sticks out.

Have it checked: Have the lesion checked by your dermatologist. Sometimes a mole is removed it is bothersome or irritated by bra or clothing. Other times it can be removed if it is suspicious. See you dermatologist and discuss the options with them. ...Read more

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Could I get a mole surgically made smaller but not fully removed?

Could I get a mole surgically made smaller but not fully removed?

Get a consult: Some moles which are flat can be covered with make up, but seek out a consult from a facial plastic surgeon about more permanent removal. Some moles can be shaved off with good cosmetic results while some require full excision. I have found many patients are highly appreciative about their mole removals. ...Read more

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It looks like my skin mole is getting splited! Should I be worried?

It looks like my skin mole is getting splited! Should I be worried?

You should: Most moles are harmless. However, getting any suspicious mole checked out quickly will enable you to detect skin cancer in its earliest stages. See a dermatologist for consultation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a smallish black mole on my back, please help!?

Get your annual derm: Check up now. Aad malignant melanoma: asymmetry: 1 half is unlike the other. Border: irregular, scalloped or poorly defined. Color: varied w shades of tan, brown or black; or white, red or blue. Diameter: > 6 mm. Evolving: mole /skin lesion looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color. An irregular mole that itches, bleeds or is painful is worrisome for possible cancer. ...Read more

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I scratched my mole by accident and now it is super dry. Is that normal?

Yes: Use moisturizing lotion. If the mole develops change in color, size, shape, irregularity, see dermatologist promptly. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pain and feeling of discomfort on the back around a mole?

Get it checked: It could be that the mole is irritated by friction with your undergarments or other clothing. It is possible that it is infected. Another possibility is that the mole may be an area of skin cancer that is evolving and growing to a depth that is associated with sensory nerve irritation. Get this looked at by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Need a simple explaination for this. What is a mole, and how to remove it from our face?

Need a simple explaination for this. What is a mole, and how to remove it from our face?

Surgery: Your doctor can remove your moles safely in his/her office under local anesthesia. No problem! Moles are usually due to benign growths of pigment producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. ...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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Nevi (Definition)

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