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Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
Nevus sebaceous: This is probably a lesion that was present at or shortly after birth. At the time of puberty, hormones often make the lesion become more raised and it develops an orange color. These lesions may remain unchanged for a lifetime, but they can develop tumors such as basal cell carcinoma and syringocystadenoma papilliforum. If it is changing, see a dermatologist for a biopsy. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, have it examined. And if ok, have it re-examined yearly by dermatologist. ...Read more
Intradermal nevus: The color of intradermal nevi may be white in an otherwise white person. If there has been any change in size, color, contour of the nevus or bleeding, please consult your doctor. ...Read more
Molee: Usually a small red mole is not dangerous and if it, s size shape and color do not change you have nothing to worry about. However if there is a change i would let a physician have a look at it. ...Read more
Very dry scalp with mole on scalp that recently had pieces fall off, could the dry scalp cause the mole to shed skin too?
I have a flesh colour mole on my scalp, had it all my life, but I do think it is a little larger but i'm unsure could this be cancerous?
It's possible: It doesn't sound too concerning since it's been there your whole life. However, if it's getting larger, you really should have it looked at and possibly removed. The only way to know if something is skin cancer is to biopsy it. And rarely, melanomas can be flesh colored. Let a doctor decide whether it needs to be removed. And avoid sun exposure on your scalp! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers