Why does my mole have dry skin?

Irritation. If your mole has been present for many years and has recently changed with surface dryness, it may be irritated by clothing or rubbing from other surfaces. If there is a change in the size, shape, or color of the mole, have it checked by a physician as soon as possible.

Related Questions

Was constantly touching and rubbing mole- got dry, used lotion and dry skin came off. Mole looks completely normal again. Been there 8 years. Ok?

Probably OK... ...but why were you messing with it? Moles should be left alone. If it is itching, painful, or increasing in size, shape or color, you should be checked for melanoma. If it is in an area that is constantly being irritated, for example bra strap or panty line, ask to have it removed. Good luck! Read more...

Ihad a mole excised a month ago. Some redness that looks like dry skin makes up the outline where the bandage was. What's the best way to clear it up?

Try this. Hydrocortisone 0.5% twice per day to red area. See a the doctor who removed the mole if this does not clear it up a 3-4 days. Read more...
Irritation. This could be reaction to adhesive from the bandage. You could be allergic to adhesive. You should see the doctor who removed mole to be evaluated. If it is allergic reaction, cortisone could improve it. Read more...
Rash. The dermatitis or rash from the bandaid may be treated with otc Hydrocortisone for a few days . Any actual adhesive may be removed with rubbing alcohol applied to a wash cloth. Read more...

I had a scab or dry skin next to a 4mm common mole. After 3 days it seems like the area and mole are healing together. Can a mole change that fast?

Get it checked. Anytime there is a change in the character of a mole in terms of size, color or pain it should be evaluated by a dermatologist or family doctor. Red color indicates blood from increased growth or trauma. There are some growths that are primarily vascular and can be treated with laser instead of excision. Read more...