Itchy Moles – Should I Worry?

mole close upMany 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.

Private Mole Removal

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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