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What are the treatments for nevus sebaceous?

What are the treatments for nevus sebaceous?

Surgery vs Observe: Most nevus sebaceous do not develop into skin cancers. However, it is estimated that ~10-15% develop a skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma (bcc). Because of that risk, many dermatologists recommend prophylactic removal of these surgically around puberty. This is controversial as bcc is not life threatening, some would suggest excision only when skin cancer transformation is observed. ...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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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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Is there any treatment for hairy nevus.?

Is there any treatment for hairy nevus.?

Often no Rx best: It depends on the case. Even good plastic surgery is likely to disfigure. When these are excised, they tend to grow back because they originate in the deep nerves and are resupplied with cells from there. Ask ten of your real friends whether to try to remove it or leave it alone. You'll be surprised. Invite folks to touch it for good luck. ...Read more

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Nevus sebaceous on scalp, how to know if it has become bad?

Nevus sebaceous on scalp, how to know if it has become bad?

Biopsy needed: There is rarely a substitute for a pathology review to confirm a diagnosis and to monitor for any changes. This is done by having a biopsy performed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. It is also important to have any previous biopsies or reports available for the current physician to review. ...Read more

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If I have nevus sebaceous on scalp, does it mean it has turned serious?

If I have nevus sebaceous on scalp, does it mean it has turned serious?

Not likely: Nevus sebaceous is a benign lesions but does have some small risk of converting into a malignant skin cancer over time. In addition that can cause local inflammation and irritation that can be bothersome. They can be removed. See a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon to discuss your options and have the lesion examined ...Read more

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My son is only age 25 and diagnosed with nevus sebaceous and has patches of hairloss on head. Should he have these patches removed?

Nevus sebaceous: An organoid nevus that occurs in 3 of 1000 babies. 50% are on the scalp and 45% are on head and neck. They persist throughout life and enlarge in adult life. The risk for tumor development increases with age and occurs in more than 10% of cases. Both benign and malignant tumors occur. Surgical removal is generally recommended but can be delayed until adulthood. ...Read more

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Are there new treatments for basal cell nevus syndrome?

Are there new treatments for basal cell nevus syndrome?

Symptoms?: The disorder involves the skin, nervous system, eyes, endocrine glands, and bones. It is inherited. Answering your question depends on which manifestation you have. Any disorder of the jaw bones should be addressed by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Can sebaceous Nevus turn to cancer? If so how likely? And how often should it be checked. I'm scared what should I do

Can sebaceous Nevus turn to cancer? If so how likely? And how often should it be checked. I'm scared what should I do

Remove the lesions: As I may have mentioned earlier, the lesions need to be excised. Even though the lesions are benign, they will grow. ...Read more

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My daughter's is 6, her dr stated she had nevus of ota on one eye, is observation every 6 month the only thing? No meds, treatment, or anything.

My daughter's is 6, her dr stated she had nevus of ota on one eye, is observation every 6 month the only thing? No meds, treatment, or anything.

Nevus of ota: Nevus of ota is a benign conglomeration of melanocytes in the eye and does not affect vision normally, it can be left alone or can undergo laser treatment. ...Read more

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Nevus sebaceous spot back of scalp half dollar size on 2 year old. Complaining of left eye. Be concerned? Other things to be concerned about or watch?

Birth mark on scalp: Nevus sebaceous is a pink gray lesion on the scalp of some new born infants. They are a "birth mark' caused by the accumulation of oil gland cells on the scalp. They can be small or quite large. They have a very small chance of turning into a malignant lesion, although not a dangerous one. They can be left and watched ...Read more

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Melanocytic Nevus with arch disorder and mild cytologic atypia of melancytes found from mole shave biopsy. What is the treatment for this?

Removal of nevus: Excision of mole is preferred method, it gives complete picture, not missing any area of potential malignant cells. Good news you don't have, but have atypical cells, so speak to your doctor for possible excision of whole mole and analyzing (biopsy) it. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC mole removal treatments or home remedies that work well for removing moles? This is for cosmetic reasons.

NO NO NO: You should not remove mole even if possible, always need biopsy (histological examination) to make sure is not a malignant skin lesion (melanoma). ...Read more

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Any herbal treatment for getting rid of moles?

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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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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Can I remove nevus sebaceus?

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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What alternative/herbal treatments are recommended for sebaceous cysts?

What alternative/herbal treatments are recommended for sebaceous cysts?

Surgical problem: This is really a surgical problem and does not usually respond to an herbaltreatment. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for sebaceous carcinoma close to the tear duct of the eye, and what are the treatments?

What is the prognosis for sebaceous carcinoma close to the tear duct of the eye, and what are the treatments?

Sebaceous carcinoma: The prognosis is excellent. Given the location, these tumors can be somewhat tricky to completely remove, as areas of the tumor can appear like normal sebaceous glands. The surgery is best performed by an ophthalmologist who does eye plastics, as they more routinely deal with this tumor type. ...Read more

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What are the best sebaceus cyst treatments?

What are the best sebaceus cyst treatments?

Let me help: Cysts that don't cause cosmetic or functional problems are usually left alone. A cyst that's inflamed, ruptured or infected may be treated with:
incision and drainage, total excision. This surgical technique removes the entire cyst and so prevents recurrence.
Minimal excision.
Injection of steroid.
Lasers.
Your doctor will choose the bet way for you. ...Read more

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Laser/thanaka+kasuma oil treatments destroy hair follicles. Would sabaceous glands be destroyed? Would this affect body temp and waterproofing?

Laser/thanaka+kasuma oil treatments destroy hair follicles. Would sabaceous glands be destroyed? Would this affect body temp and waterproofing?

I do not know: I will have to learn more about this oil treatment. But I would think it probably removed the Hair from surface. Cannot destroy the hair follicles and definetly not the sebaceous gland ...Read more

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Is there other way to treat nevus of ota?

Is there other way to treat nevus of ota?

Yes: Nevus of ota, described by ota and tanino in 1939, is a hamartoma of dermal melanocytes which presents as a blue or gray patch on face, which is congenital or acquired in the distribution v1 and v2 nerve. Associated ocular complications need to be treated. Good success rates & minimal adverse effects have been reported with the q-switched ruby, q-sw alexandrite, q-sw nd:yag lasers multiple times. ...Read more

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Is a becker's nevus the same thing as a clark's nevus?

Is a becker's nevus the same thing as a clark's nevus?

No: Clark's nevus is a type of atypical (dysplastic) nevus or mole. Many dermatologists feel these are benign, some experts think they're precursors to melanoma. Having many clark's nevi always increases the risk of melanoma. Becker's nevus is a benign (normal) nevus that occurs on the trunk, often in boys and men. They're often large and light brown. Sometimes hairs can grow from it (after puberty). ...Read more