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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more


Birthmark (Definition)

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