Many people in the UK have moles on their skin and the majority are harmless. However, those that aren’t need to be diagnosed and treated quickly.
When a mole becomes itchy, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is cancerous. However, a changing or itchy mole could be a sign of skin cancer and it is sensible to look into it further.
Firstly consider whether there is any other factors that might be causing a problem:
- Is the skin itchy anywhere else?
- Are you using a new laundry detergent, body lotion, shower gel etc that could be irritating the skin?
- Is the mole rubbing on clothing?
Equally, be alert for any other worrying signs about your mole:
- Has it grown or changed shape recently?
- Is the border uneven?
- Is the colour unusual?
- Does it just somehow look different to the others?
If your mole is persistently itchy or you just have a feeling that it’s not quite right, you should certainly have it examined by a doctor as soon as possible to rule out melanoma. If the doctor shares your concerns, then you will be referred to a specialist, but if the mole is diagnosed to be harmless, you can choose to have it removed privately in one of a number of specialist clinics.
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Cosmedics Skin Surgery Laser Clinic offer private mole removal at a selection of clinics based in London and Bristol. Moles are removed using the latest surgical techniques including laser mole removal; with trained doctors and surgeons.
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