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Will moisturizer help make my mole disappear?

Will moisturizer help make my mole disappear?

No: Have your mole examined and then consider the following options: complete removal vs. A shave reduction. ...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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If I put moisturizer on a cancerous mole, will it make it less dry and scaly?

If I put moisturizer on a cancerous mole, will it make it less dry and scaly?

Medical check up?: Any mole that has scales or appears dry and irritated should be examined by a physician. If it is a brown or black lesion, look at its borders. If it is changing in size or color or gets elevated, these are signs of concern as a mole can turn into a melanoma in which case it has to be removed before it gets out of control. Get a medical check to be sure. ...Read more

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Do moisturizers help in removal of moles?

Do moisturizers help in removal of moles?

No: They won't touch them. You can have a nasty-looking one removed surgically for treatment and/or diagnosis. ...Read more

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The head of my penis appears dry and has a few areas that looks like it had been peeling. I use moisturizer and have been abstaining. Any ideas?

The head of my penis appears dry and has a few areas that looks like it had been peeling. I use moisturizer and have been abstaining. Any ideas?

Penis and Skin: It is very common for men who are going to develop psoriasis to have this start on their penis first. The other common problem that could be what you describe is a yeast infection. I would get to your family doctor to see if this is indeed psoriasis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Shea tea tree shampoo then neutrogena acne pads after shower and then finishing with Shea moisturizer? I keep a shaved head.

Is it safe to use Shea tea tree shampoo then neutrogena acne pads after shower and then finishing with Shea moisturizer? I keep a shaved head.

SHEA COSMETICS: I DO NOT SEE ANY HARM IN WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
THEY ARE SAFE ENOUGH, UNLESS YOU DEVELOP AN ALLERGY TO THEM. . .
HOWEVER, I DO NOT KNOW WHY YOU ARE DOING THEM.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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Used retin A (tretinoin) twice on penis head...skin burned, reddish and sore patches. Applying Vaseline, moisturizer for 3 days. Can I apply Betnovate ointment?

Used retin A (tretinoin) twice on penis head...skin burned, reddish and sore patches. Applying Vaseline, moisturizer for 3 days. Can I apply Betnovate ointment?

Stop: I have no idea why you want to put Retin A (tretinoin) on your penis head since there is no wrinkle there. If anything, try topical hydrocortisone for a few days to calm the inflammation down (I presume however that Betnovate is a brand of cortisone containing betamethasone. If so, it is ok to use it once a day for 3-4 days but no more). ...Read more

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I had a tiny light brown mole in the web of my finger and now I don't really see it anymore. Can moles just disappear?

I had a tiny light brown mole in the web of my finger and now I don't really see it anymore. Can moles just disappear?

Yes, spontaneous: Involution is common. Even malignant melanomas can do this. If your mole is completely gone, you should not be overly concerned. ...Read more

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I have a small freckle or possibly mole on my thigh that seems to appear and then disappear. It has a red ring around it. What is it?

I have a small freckle or possibly mole on my thigh that seems to appear and then disappear. It has a red ring around it. What is it?

Have it checked.: Most likely it is a benign lesion given your history. The red ring around it could be from irritation or the presence of a vascular lesion/blood vessels underlying or adjacent to the freckle. ...Read more

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On my lower back I have a dark red kind of purplish mole with uneven edges that appears and disappears from time to time, could it be bad?

Sounds vascular: It sounds like it is some form of blood-vessel related growth, like an angioma or hemangioma, rather than a typical "mole". How large is it? Is it raised? How long have you had it?
Without a photo, it's hard to tell by your description - see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a beauty spot/mark/mole disappear suddenly?

Yes indeed: Nevi can spontaneously regress due to the immune system. The disappearance may be preceded by a halo around the nevus, or it can just happen. ...Read more

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I remove a mole at home by myself The blackspot disappear n wound healbut now turn into a grey area. Is it pigments? How can I remove the grey skin?

Not a do it yourself: Issue. The removed mole should have been submitted for examination by a pathologist. Removing moles is not a do it yourself project. Please see a doctor for proper care. ...Read more

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I had a mole on my temple until my 16th. It disappeared and grey hairs started growing from there. Mole is gone and grey hairs are still there, normal?

I had a mole on my temple until my 16th. It disappeared and grey hairs started growing from there. Mole is gone and grey hairs are still there, normal?

Probably: The pigment that causes malls to be dark is called melon. It sounds like the mole lost the ability to produce melanin and that's why it "disappeared". This is also likely why the hairs are gray because there's no normal color. If you have not already seen a dermatologist, I would go see one just to make sure that it's not something that needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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After scratches, the surrounding of a mole has turn grey. I have seen a dermatologist and he gave me elomet cream. Will the grey ring disappear?

Halo nevus: These are very common, and often mean that the immune system decided to tear up that particular nevus. Look at a few pictures and see whether this is what you have. You're a good observer of your body. ...Read more

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Does Melanoma or any skin cancers appear on the skin for a few days, then disappear for a long time. Then reappear again? I have a mole doing this.

Does Melanoma or any skin cancers appear on the skin for a few days, then disappear for a long time. Then reappear again? I have a mole doing this.

Cancer: Cancers don't usually go away. Infection or allergy more likely. Best to see a doctor that can evaluate in person. ...Read more

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Mole in pelvic area disappeared. It was about 3-4mm and brown. There is no white halo. Can moles just disappear? Or is this melanoma? I'm 27 years old.

Mole in pelvic area disappeared. It was about 3-4mm and brown. There is no white halo. Can moles just disappear? Or is this melanoma? I'm 27 years old.

Get a Derm Consult: Melanoma typically is pigmented and has a dark color. It can regress due to your body's immune response to it. However, you should not take a chance trying to diagnosis this yourself. Melanoma is a deadly disease and early detection can lead to a cure. Delayed detection can be fatal. ...Read more

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Mole just disappeared, is that normal?

Yes: Sometimes the immune system gets angry with them and removes them. Nobody understands why. Often such nevi that will fully or partially regress develop a pale halo around them before they vanish. ...Read more

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Is it bad or good if a mole disappears by itself?

Good: Most likely it was not a mole but acne or isolated skin inflammation. Your skin is an incredible organ system which can heal itself from many inflammatory conditions ...Read more

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I have a mole that disappeared a few years ago, but now there is a sore on the area that resembles a pimple. Mostly liquid comes out, is it a pimple?

I have a mole that disappeared a few years ago, but now there is a sore on the area that resembles a pimple. Mostly liquid comes out, is it a pimple?

Mole: I had a surgical professor once he said a lump in the body belongs in a bottle. What that means essentially is that you need to have this lesion looked at carefully by dermatologist. No excuses – just go do it! ...Read more

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18 yrs old, white. Many dark lines in nails. Diagnosed as benign moles. One line recently and suddenly disappeared. Worried about melanoma regression.

Second opinion: melanoma rarely presents as dark nail linesn nor do moles.
I suggest a second opinion, since although theoretically possible, highly doubtful presentation. When in doubt- get a biopssy- but this is certainly not a melanoma presentation. ...Read more

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Is there any thing I can use to moisturize my penis head and foreskin and inside foreskin? It's very dry and cracky looking

Is there any thing I can use to moisturize my penis head and foreskin and inside foreskin? It's very dry and cracky looking

Mousturizers: First of all the area must be kept very clean and dry. Sometimes hard to do in an uncircumcised male. Then can try some gentle creams like vitamin d cream emu oil. These are wonderful. Could even try a touch of baby lotion with oil. ...Read more

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Moisturizing Creams Or Lotions (Definition)

When the skin is dry or injured, moisturizing creams or lotions can be ...Read more


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