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How long does it take for a mole to fall off after treating it with iodine tincture?

How long does it take for a mole to fall off after treating it with iodine tincture?

It probably won't: I have never heard of treating a mole with iodine tincture. Iodine is not toxic enough to cause sloughing of skin. Best to have it seen by a dermatologist. ...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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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.

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.

Mole Removal: Iodine placed on a mole will not cause the mole to fall off. The only way to remove a mole correctly is surgical excision. ...Read more

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Safe to put iodine on moles?

Safe to put iodine on moles?

Iodine: Iodine should be avoided on moles as it could serve as an irritant. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Regular hygiene: You should have received specific instructions following your surgery. Usually regular hygiene suffices. Would suggest avoiding topicals unless specifically recommended on the post surgical pamphlet. ...Read more

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What turns iodine into tincture of iodine?

What turns iodine into tincture of iodine?

It's formula: From wikipedia:
"usp tincture of iodine is defined in the U.S. National formulary (nf) as containing in each 100 ml, 1.8 to 2.2 grams of elemental iodine, and 2.1 to 2.6 grams of sodium iodide. Alcohol is 50 ml and the balance is purified water. This "2% free iodine" solution provides about one mg of free iodine per drop." iodine is neutral i2; iodide is a -1 charged ion (i-). ...Read more

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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?

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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Since tincture merthiolate, iodine, or mecreocochrome is not recommended for use anymore, what is a good medication for minor cuts. Thank you, john?

Maybe nothing: The best thing is to keep the wound clean by washing with soap and water 2-3 times/day. If you want to put something on it, Bacitracin ointment can be purchased without a prescription and should be fine. ...Read more

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What is tincture of iodine used for?

What is tincture of iodine used for?

Tincture of iodine: Is a medicine that has been used for years as a topical antiseptic. It's use has waned due to stinging when applied & staining of skin & clothing. ...Read more

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Why did hair fall out of my skin mole? Is this bad?

Not significant: Usually hair associated with moles do not disappear spontaneously. If there are other changes with your mole such as color change, growth in diameter or height as well as sensitivity it should be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Injury (scratches) on mole on face be4 There was a scab and now it fall. It remain a light grey ring surrounding the mole. What to do to fade the ring?

Injury (scratches) on mole on face be4 There was a scab and now it fall. It remain a light grey ring surrounding the mole. What to do to fade the ring?

See your doctor or: Dermatologists to check out your skin. Normally, bleaching agents do not work that well around moles, and you want s/her to look at your mole and document your finding. ...Read more

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If a skin mole is accidentaly scraped (in a fall etc.) off or accidentaly shaved off is this a cause for worry?

If a skin mole is accidentaly scraped (in a fall etc.) off or accidentaly shaved off is this a cause for worry?

Mole: Once it heals see a dermatologist to evaluate remaining mole. If it appears abnormal a biopsy is needed. Often times the mole that was irritated heals fine. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a mole to fall off and grow back? I've had it for about 4 years now. It's always fallen off and grown back within a few days.

Is it normal for a mole to fall off and grow back? I've had it for about 4 years now. It's always fallen off and grown back within a few days.

Would encourage: You to have your parents bring you to your physician or a dermatologist so that this can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Apple cider vineger good to get a mole to fall off?

No: Vinegar is too weak to 'burn off" moles or skin lesions, although it might cause some irritation.

Depending on the lesion, you may need help from a physician or dermatologist to evaluate and remove it, in case it is not actually a 'mole.' ...Read more

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Do moles fall off had a small mole on lower leg and it got a lil larger then fell off clear skin left no blood anywhere?

Do moles fall off had a small mole on lower leg and it got a lil larger then fell off clear skin left no blood anywhere?

Not usually: Some moles that are raised can be accidentally scratched or scraped off, as can other skin lesions such as actinic or seborrheic keratoses. As long as your skin is fine and the mole does not return, you have no worries. ...Read more

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I have a mole between my toes and wanted to know if part of a mole can fall off. It was raised and brown now the lump is flat and dark flesh colored.

I have a mole between my toes and wanted to know if part of a mole can fall off. It was raised and brown now the lump is flat and dark flesh colored.

Maybe, maybe not.: I suppose it could, but I'm more inclined to believe that the mole could be, in reality, a callus. It is not uncommon for them to be between the toes, mainly because of the potential for the toes to rub against each other. They can cause a small amount of bleeding which would make it look brown and raised. When it comes off, it would be flat and have darker color. To remove all doubt, see a doc. ...Read more

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Why do moles fall off on their own?

Blood supply: To some moles can be compromised, causing the mole to "die" and then fall off. The happens most often with what pathologist call a "benign squamous papilloma" or skin tag. ...Read more

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Is it normal for moles to fall off? I just had my 3rd one fall off of my leg. Is it serious?

Moles: Moles do not typically "fall off" since they are attached firmly in the skin. Perhaps they are seborrheic keratoses that are more superficial and prone to coming off. See a dermatologist to have the lesions evaluated. ...Read more

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I have two moles on my back that itch constantly, sometimes bleed or "fall off", change colors and became raised. But my pcp quickly looked at it and said it was fine. Should I get a second opinion??

, Seberiei Keratosis: Your PCP is correct. These moles are benign Seberieic Keratosis. Some times they get irritated and bleed from Trans and may fall off. Even if you have them removed they will come back. Try to avoid scratching them in your sleep. You can see a dermatologist and sometimes they may elect to remove them. ...Read more

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Do moles fall off over time if you leave them alone?

Mole removal: No. But you can have your moles evaluated and removed by a board certified surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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