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Itchy Mole

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If you have developed itching in one of the moles on your body, without waiting any further, the first thing to do is to get it checked by a dermatologist. The reason being that itchy moles have high probability to turn out to be cancerous. Malignant Melanoma, a form of skin cancer, may develop in certain type of moles. This skin cancer is fatal and thus should be detected as early as possible and treated. Here is some more information on skin moles which will help you distinguish between normal moles and cancerous moles.

Itchy Mole
Itchy Mole

There are a variety of different moles. There are facial moles, hairy moles, red blood moles, itchy moles, flat moles and more. Itchy moles are a need for concern and they should be checked by a dermatologist as soon as possible. Moles that are itchy can be because there is a manifestation of malignant melanoma. This is a very serious type of mole that has to be treated and removed immediately. Regular moles do not itch often and they do not get inflamed. If someone has itchy moles, this could be a sign of cancerous moles and they require serious and immediate attention. A dermatologist will be able to determine how serious the situation is and confirm a diagnosis. A dermatologist examines and diagnoses the itchy mole by taking a small amount of tissue from the skin area surrounding the mole. They then send the sample tissue to a pathologist who can test it under a microscope. If the prognosis is that the itchy moles are dangerous to the individual they will be removed.

If an individual is asking themselves, ‘I have an itchy mole on my back? What do I do?’ they should plan a visit to their general practitioner or consult with a dermatologist. The individual can also ask a friend or family member to take a look at the itchy mole to see if there are any abnormalities.  Itchy moles do not occur very often, but if they do, they can be because of UV exposure. UV exposure can cause skin irritation which then leads to the mole becoming itchy and irritated. The worse time to be in the sun is between 10 in the morning to 4 o’clock in the afternoon as this is when the rays are at their strongest. It is always important to cover the body in sun block if a person has moles, or is sensitive to the sun. People at a high risk of skin cancer and melanoma are usually people that have been burnt by the sun many times in their lives. It is important to look out for the ABCD signs of cancerous skin symptoms.

The ABCD signs include:

Asymmetry – If the itchy mole looks like it has changed its shape this is a cause for concern and the mole should be checked.
Border – If the border around the itchy mole changes in thickness or colour then a visit to the dermatologist or doctor is mandatory.
Colour – Changes in colour is a massive indicator when it comes to looking out for dangerous moles and skin conditions.
Diameter – If the itchy mole begins to grow in width and length then the individual should make an appointment to see a skin specialist.
Sometimes an itchy mole can be caused by shaving, or by colognes and lotions, so make sure to rule that out before getting into a frantic state. Moles can develop at anytime in life, but the ones that develop during the middle of a lifetime are the ones to watch out for as they may have developed for a reason.  It is important to do self-examinations regularly to monitor any changes and abnormalities that might pop up.

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