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Why is it exactly that Nevus depigmentosus is incurable? Theoretically what would have to happen for it to be cured? Thanks!

Why is it exactly that Nevus depigmentosus is incurable? Theoretically what would have to happen for it to be cured? Thanks!

Cut it out: The skin affected by this defect is what it is. It will not change.If it is small you could have a dermatologist or plastic surgeon cut it out, but it would leave a scar.If it covers a significant area that would be difficult. There are a variety of cover up strategies you can try or you can just live with it. ...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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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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My son (5 months) was born with a hypopigmented macule on his chest he only has one but how do I know if it's nevus depigmentosus or ts?

My son (5 months) was born with a hypopigmented macule on his chest he only has one but how do I know if it's nevus depigmentosus or ts?

Be sure the pediatri: Might be a depigmented nevus: no concern. If an ash leaf lesion it could be the first sign of tuberous sclerosis. Be sure your pediatrician reviews what to look for. The tuberous sclerosis society can supply you with literature which you can share with your dr. If there are suspicians, take the baby to an academic center known to be doing studies on this. Most drs have no experience or knowledge o. ...Read more

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What is a nevus?

Beauty mark: A collection of pigment cells that can be flat or raised anywhere on the body and change occasionally into atypical moles which are removed. ...Read more

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What is atypical Nevus?

What is atypical Nevus?

Dysplastic nevus: Researchers have shown that dysplastic nevus or atypical moles are more likely than ordinary moles to develop into a type of skin cancer called melanoma. Make sure your nevus is managed by a dermatologist. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysplastic_nevus ...Read more

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What is a nevus flammeus?

Birth mark: Red area usually on the back of the neck present from birth which does not require any treatment. ...Read more

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Can a nevus be colorless?

Yes: Some moles can be flesh colored (or light tan) and dome shaped called intradermal nevus. ...Read more

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What causes a nevus to appear?

What causes a nevus to appear?

Melanocyctes: The cells are already there and grow large enough to become visible. ...Read more

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Are there other names for becker's nevus?

Not really: Nobody really likes the terms "pigmented hairy epidermal nevus" or "nevoid melanosis". I have several colleagues who are physicians and/or athletes who have Becker nevi and all of them like it. If you have one, I hope you enjoy it as well. Richard Gere's is famous and he used to show it off onscreen. Best wishes. ...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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What causes a blue nevus?

Unknown: Blue nevus is something that just pops up. Sun has been implicated, however for the most part they are benign. If you are concerned - please see your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Are nevus spilus’ dangerous?

No: Nevus spilus is a type of spotted mole with underlying light brown patch in the background. These are often present at birth, and may slowly enlarge as we grow, but almost never transform into skin cancer. ...Read more

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Can i remove nevus sebaceus?

Not by yourself: Any third year medical student can do it for you with simple equipment. If it's not on a hair-bearing area and you care what the scar looks like, a plastic surgeon or dermatologist might be your choice. ...Read more

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Nevus sebaceous - dangerous or not?

Nevus sebaceous - dangerous or not?

Usually not: Nevis sebaceous is a non cancerous condition. Later in life, however, these may develop cancer, most notably basal cell carcinoma and less likely sebaceous gland carcinoma. See a dermatologist to discuss the need for surveillance vs excision. ...Read more

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How can I remove my conjunctival nevus?

Ophthalmologist: If you have a conjunctival nevus which bothers you, then see your ophthalmologist about removal. These can usually be easily removed in an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with no subsequent scarring. ...Read more

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When should you remove a congenital nevus?

Change in Nevus: The majority of congenital nevi are benign and do not require removal. A change in the size, shape, symmetry, color, or ulceration should be evaluated by a dermatologist as soon as possible. Further evaluation with dermoscopy or confocal microscopy may provide additional information for the decision to remove the nevus to determine the presence of malignant melanoma. ...Read more