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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I've had a mole on the temple of my face until my 18th. Then it disappeared and grey hair has been there until now (23 years old now). Is this bad?

Halo nevus: This is a familiar variant. Your immune system decides to go after a nevus and the pigment cells in the area. It's harmless.

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