- Diseases, Disorders & Conditions
How to Spot a Suspicious or Cancerous Mole
The sun is very much a part of our everyday life. It provides warmth, helps our flowers grow, and allows us to do daily activities outside. The sun is very much a necessity of life, but with this benefit can come some dangers.
Skin cancer is nothing to take lightly, because if it goes untreated it can spread throughout our body and result in death. If we spot skin cancer before it spreads, and we are aware of what to look for, than we can prevent this from happening.
Skin cancer is not prejudice when it comes to who it decides to infect, and it can happen at any age, race etc. It can affect anybody, anyone, even if it is not in your genetics.
What to Look for
Being a single mother of twin daughters, I can’t just up and take a trip to the dermatologist. For one it is expensive with my co pay, and for another my schedule is so busy with the kids. I’m going to make this easy for you. Let me first begin by saying that moles can come in any colors and shapes, and you can have many or just a select few.
Dark and Odd-shaped Skin Moles
One of the first things you need to look for is a mole that begins to darken or change color. Good healthy moles are the same color throughout, so if you have a mole that is two different colors than you want to get it checked out. Healthy moles are normally round, but if you have one that is odd-shaped like asymmetrical than you definitely need to go to the dermatologist.
Raised or Bumpy Skin moles
Look for a mole that is raised or bumpy. Healthy moles are completely flat. Make sure you brush your finger over the suspected mole to feel its texture. This could also be a sign of skin cancer if you have a raised mole.
Blurred edges could be a big sign that you have skin cancer. Normal healthy moles are round with no blurred edges.
So let’s do a recap.
- Raised moles
- Moles with blurred edges
- Moles that have changed color
- Moles that are weird shaped (asymmetrical)
- Moles that grow
If you find any one of these moles than you need to contact your dermatologist immediately. Skin cancer is not something that should be taken lightly. My grandmother had later found out that she had skin cancer on her face and had to get a skin graph done because they had to remove all-out the infected skin. One small little infected mole can have roots- which means that the doctor might have to remove a fairly big portion. Honestly you would be surprised.
Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Moles
The first thing you need to do if you suspect a cancerous mole is to first see your dermatologist. Treating a cancerous mole the natural way will not get rid of the skin cancer. Believe it or not, but there is several ways to get rid of an unsightly mole the natural way. One of the ways is to use liquid nitrogen-cyotherapy. This is the same stuff to get rid of warts. You want to continue to use this for up to six or seven weeks till the mole is completely gone.
You can go see a dermatologist and get the non cancerous mole painfully removed thru surgery or you can use the natural way. The natural way is to use a baking soda paste. You do this by mixing baking soda and castor oil into a fine paste. Soak some gauze or cotton balls in this mixture and tape the soaked material on the mole. You want to leave this on overnight, and repeat till the mole is gone.
Another way is to crush a clove of garlic or used minced garlic and apply directly to the mole. Cover this again with gauze and tape overnight. Use a fresh bandage every night till the mole is gone. The only downside to this particular method is the fact that you will smell like garlic. The good news is that you will keep vampires away.lol
Apple cider vinegar is another inexpensive way to treat the mole. Potassium is the active ingredient in this- which breaks down the skin of the mole. Do this every night till the mole is gone.
The last natural method I’m going to inform you about is Coriander. Believe it or not but you can grind this down, add little water to the mix and leave it on for approx 12 minutes. Eventually the mole will fall off.
If you don’t have the kind of money to see a dermatologist, or don’t simply have time than use the natural remedies. These natural methods have been tried and tested, and they do axially work. Get started on those pesky skin moles today.
How to Treat the Mole if You Have to Get It Surgically Removed
For one only used the subscribed ointments, medicines per your dermatologist. Don’t think that you know more than the doctor and start using Neosporin. Make sure you keep the wound covered to prevent air getting to the mole and to prevent any dirt or debris getting into the mole and infecting it.
You want to make sure you clean the wound twice a day. Watch the stitches if you have any and make sure they are not infected or unraveling. Last but not least make sure you follow up with your dermatologist to ensure that everything went well.
Double check my above list before it's too late.