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Black Mold Risks:
Stachybotrys chartarum species of mold is called black mold.
Some people are sensitive to molds.
Symptoms of black mold exposure:
• Chronic coughing and sneezing
• Irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes of the nose and throat
• Chronic fatigue
• Persistent headaches
In particularly severe cases of prolonged exposure, black mold health effects can be more dangerous. ...Read more
Could be: It could be, particularly if it is asymmetrical in its color distribution, has irregular border, has color variation, and a diameter larger than a pencil eraser. Get it checked out if it concerns you; a good dermatologist can suggest if this really needs to be biopsied or removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a flat mole (single freckle/beauty mark) become cancerous like regular past the surface moles do?
Yes: The presence of a flat mole, one that is irregular in shape and has variegated colors withi grey and dark brown areas represent the superficial moles that undergo malignant transformation leading to a nodular growth. The superficial melanomas less than 1mm thick are for the most part in-situ but as thickness (Breslow) develops , not so much as depth of penetration (Clark),it is now invasive. ...Read more
They can be: An irregular mole which is changing in size shape or color can be a melanoma. That is why the acronym, abcd was designed to remind us that an asymmetric, border irregular, color- mixtures lesion with a diameter of more than 5mm should make us/you suspect that the mole may indeed be a melanoma, so a biopsy is often recommended.In such situations. ...Read more
Was born with mole on head.Will bleaching hair cause mole to turn into melanoma?Is it safe to bleach my hair?Bleach will be on scalp. Not dye, bleach.
Moles and Melanoma: Moles should be checked periodically for changes. Moles greater than 1 cm in diameter have a slightly higher risk of cancer, and are often removed to be certain they are ok. Chronic skin irritation is associated with cancer, but occasional bleaching is not. Sun exposure is, so hats and sunscreen are helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to remove moles with your fingernails? My sister(almost 17) does it and a non birthmark mole she removed turned a light brown color.
Yes and no.: Tanning beds can create lentigines ("sun spots"), which are not really moles, but look somewhat like them. We don't know for sure whether they cause moles to grow, but there is increasing evidence that they can cause melanomas (a type of skin cancer), and perhaps cause benign moles to turn into melanomas. There is dispute about this, but until we know for sure, stay away. ...Read more
Should large (LWH: 7x5x4 mm) congenital nevi with wart-like appearance be regularly monitored for malignant transformation, or is it unnecessary?
Depends: On your age and history. Most halo nevi (moles) occur in young people and represent the body's immune mchanism getting rid of the moles. However, the immune system can also attack cancerous moles (melanoma) and give a halo-like appearance. Best to have all halo nevi evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
Vegan,non-drinker,non-smoker.Is it actually safe 2 smoke vapor cigarettes?Ones w flavors?Is there nicotine in them?Mite enjoy it unless it's unhealthy
Unknown: There is very little known about effects of vapor in the short term or long term. They haven't been around long enough. . There are ones without nicotine or with different amounts of nicotine, but any of them have other chemicals in them if nothing more than the flavoring and as far as I know there is no information about these other chemicals and no quality control ...Read more