Spots and Moles

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Everybody has moles, freckles, birthmarks, or age spots. Such dicolorations are almost always harmless; some even come and go over the course of a lifetime.

Still, it’s important to pay close attention to all of ur spots or moles since a sudden or marked change in them can mean trouble. Because unusual spots and moles can sometimes pose a serious threat to ur health, home threatment is not recommended when u notice an abnormality. Dont delay seeing ur doctor under such circumstances. Many forms of skin cancer spread rapidly to underlying tissue and can be deadly if not diagnosed and treated early. Chances are, however, that ur doctor will congratulate u for ur quick response and tell u that ur condition is either benign or easily treatable.

When to see the doctor

Consult ur doctor if:

Any spot or mole suddenly changes in size, height, shape, or, color.
Any spot or mole bleeds, itches, or becomes painful.
Any skin tag becomes irritated or infected.

See a doctor immediately if u notice the following symptoms:

Moles that are larger than a pencil eraser, asymmetrical, irregularly shaped, or cortain shades of red, blue, white or black.
Skin tags (small skin “stalks” or ■■■■- like growths usually on the neck, armpits, upper trunk, and body folds.) that become red and inflamed.
Yellow, brown, or black growths on face, chest, shoulders, and back that are slightly raised, waxy, or gritty, and may be more than an inch in diameter.

Tips

  1. Avoid getting sunburbed. Wear sunscreen daily and avoid direct sunlight between 11 am and 3 pm.
  2. If u are swimming or are prone to excessive sweating, choose waterproof sunscreen and reapply it every haour or so. If u’re going to be in the sun, wear loose-fitting clothes that offer the greatest coverage to exposed skin; also, wear a broad-brimmed hat…
  3. Eat a well-balanced diet rich in vitamins C and E, and beta-carotene. Check ur skin every month or so for unusual spots or moles, or change in either. Use a hand mirror to look closely at ur back, the back of ur neck and thighs, and the tops of ur ears.

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