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What is the treatment for a strawberry birthmark?

What is the treatment for a strawberry birthmark?

Watch and wait: Most "strawberry" hemangiomas need no treatment. They often enlarge over the first 6 to 9 months; then stabilize; then slowly resolve and disappear by age 3 to 5. Fast-growing ones in a vital area, such as the eyelid, nose or throat, should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Sometimes these are treated with steroids or laser, or another medication. ...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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Is it necessary to get treatment for a discolored birthmark?

If they change: Discolored, or pigmented, birthmarks do carry a small risk of becoming a skin cancer. Like any pigmented skin lesions, these should be watched and if there is a change in their appearance, they should be removed. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a home-made remedy to get rid of moles?

Anyone know what is a home-made remedy to get rid of moles?

Mole: No home remedies recommended. A dermatologist would remove the mole and have it tested to make sure there is no cancer present. ...Read more

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Can there be an at home remedy or over-the-counter remedy for removing moles?

Can there be an at home remedy or over-the-counter remedy for removing moles?

Mole: No home remedy for mole removal. We would worry about bleeding for one or a preparation that would only irritate the skin and cause more problems. A dermatologist is equipped to remove a mole through a simple surgical procedure. The skin specimen is then analyzed under the microscope (something a home remedy could never offer). ...Read more

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Do you know the home remedy for getting rid of skin moles?

Mole removal: There are no appropriate home remedies for mole removal. One should have a dermatologist evaluate and remove a mole as needed. A biopsy is then sent to evaluate for possible skin cancer as a rule ...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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How to remove cafe au lait birthmark for new born baby? Its light brown color in her cheek. Is there any home remedy or treatment to lighten the color

How to remove cafe au lait birthmark for new born baby? Its light brown color in her cheek. Is there any home remedy or treatment to lighten the color

Treatment worse: The only treatment that would remove the mark would be surgical removal of the skin involved. If done, a significant scarring would result. Use of simple concealers would be adequate if this bothers her growing up.By that time some less invasive treatment might be available. ...Read more

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Hi recently got a tattoo on my left thigh to cover a portwine birthmark although i did have lazer treatment before hand is it possible to remove ?

Hi recently got a tattoo on my left thigh to cover a portwine birthmark although i did have lazer treatment before hand is it possible to remove ?

Yes: Port wine stains and tattoos are removed with different types of lasers. Depending on the colors involved in the tattoo will determine how difficult it will be to remove. Consult with a local dermatologist to get further info and design a treatment plan. ...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 compound nevi?

Compound nevi: These are moles that have a deeper skin component (dermal) . This term you use implies a benign condition. ...Read more

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Are junctional nevi common?

Are junctional nevi common?

Yes: When a mole is biopsied and examined under the microscope, there a many different patterns junctional nevus is a common, benign mole. ...Read more

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What are vascular nevi?

Broken blood vessel: Raised booed vessel usually on face which does not contain pigment cells.Can throb or bled upon friction. Easily treatable with elcetrosurgery or laser. ...Read more

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I was wondering are severely dysplastic nevi cancerous?

Yes: They are potentially precancerous and should be followed with regular examination and biopsy as necessary. ...Read more

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What causes dysplastic nevi syndrome?

What causes dysplastic nevi syndrome?

It is a familial: condition, but a lot is still not understood about transfer in families. Patients with this syndrome are at higher risk for abnormal moles and melanoma. So regular checks with dermatology is imperative ...Read more

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Anyone have experience with spitz nevi moles?

Spitz nevi: Some doctors are more aggressive and recommend complete excision with clear margins of all spitz nevi, unequivocal or not, because spitz nevi have histological overlap with malignant melanoma and recurrent lesions may present with pseudomelanomatous changes, which makes differentiation more difficult later. Personally i surgically excise all spitz nevi. ...Read more

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Could you know if becker's nevi can turn malignant, and is there any way to get it removed?

Could you know if becker's nevi can turn malignant, and is there any way to get it removed?

Low risk: The skin on a Becker's has only a slightly greater chance than other skin of developing melanoma, and as far as I know no increase for other cancers. Removal with laser isn't going to be perfect. Richard Gere showed his off in lovemaking scenes, other male models / actors have kept theirs, and the several physicians I know who have a Becker's all like them. "That's where a bear licked me!" ...Read more

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Birthmark (Definition)

A birthmark is an unusual mark or blemish anywhere on the skin ...Read more


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Nevi (Definition)

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