Symptoms of inflammation of a mole:
- soreness of the affected area;
- Change in the color of the skin surrounding the mole;
- suppository allocation.
The last two points deserve close attention. They can be a signal of the transformation of a benign tumor into a malignant one.
The appearance of redness around the nevus signals an initial stage of the inflammatory process. This symptom can not be ignored. It is necessary to immediately seek advice from a specialist.
To notice the first signs of inflammation of moles on the face, abdomen, limbs is not difficult. It is more difficult to diagnose the inflammatory process of non -oidal formations on areas of the body that are inaccessible to self-examination. In this case, the help of relatives is needed.
At the initial stage of inflammation of a birthmark, the first signs are:
- swelling of the site of inflammation;
- painful sensations;
- sometimes fever.
To prevent symptoms and manifestations of the inflammatory process in the area of the nevus, it is required to carefully and regularly examine the moles. There is a danger of transformation of an inflamed mole into a malignant neoplasm.
Mole inflamed and sore
People often ask the question: why does the inflammation of the mole occur, what is its cause? The inflammatory process in the area of the nevus leads to:
- Injuries to moles (thorough hygienic procedures, friction of the birthmark with clothing, insect bites). If you do not give proper attention to the affected birthmark, then the inflammatory reaction can cause deformation of the nevus and provoke its malignancy.
- Intense exposure to ultraviolet radiation. In daylight-saving time, open areas of the skin are exposed to intense sunlight. Under their influence inflammation of the mole can occur, and the person will find the appeared symptomatology a manifestation of a sunburn.
If there was inflammation of the skin under the nevoid foci and a detachable one was formed, then this is the manifestation of the introduction of a bacterial or fungal infection. To determine the pathogen, you need to visit the laboratory and make a smear of the contents from the focus of inflammation.
Fertility of the neoplasm. If an inflammation of the mole occurs without an obvious cause, then this can be interpreted as a sign of her malignancy. In this situation it is better to visit the oncologist.
Mole inflamed and blushed
Although moles are benign formations, they deliver a lot of trouble. The main reason for concern is the change in the structure of the birthmark, and especially, the appearance of the red border.
The root causes of the redness of the nevus or the skin around it are mechanical damage or the onset of the malignant process.
The birthmark can be injured by close or rough clothes, a stiff washcloth during hygiene procedures, accidental combing, etc. In these situations, there is a reaction of redness of the mole and the skin surrounding it, and sometimes bleeding occurs. The most injured nevi, located on the neck, chest, back. Men often get injured by birthmarks that are in the face and neck area during shaving. The woman, carrying out the depilation procedure, risks damaging the birthmark located in the axillary region, on the legs, the bikini area.
In all of the above situations, the mole is inflamed, redness and swelling appear. Unreasonable hyperemia of the birthmark accompanies its malignant degeneration.
Redness associated with a sunburn will affect not only the nevoid focus, but also spread to the entire body, which has been subjected to the prolonged aggressive influence of ultraviolet rays.
The appearance of redness and pain in the nevus zone is often associated with the restructuring of the hormonal balance in the body (during gestation, the reception of synthesized hormones).
Mole inflamed and itches
For a long time, nevi do not attract attention. But with the appearance of itching in the area of the pigmented focus, an urgent visit to the oncologist is needed. One of the causes of pruritus nevus is a pathological process associated with uncontrolled division of cells, leading to compression of surrounding tissues and structures. During this period, the mole intensively itches, and at times changes color, shape and configuration.
Such a dynamic increase in the number of pathological cells can signal the formation of a lesion of a malignant tumor. Anxiety symptoms are: redness around the nevus, itching and the appearance of liquid detachable from the mole.
Inflamed mole during pregnancy
The appearance of additional pigment spots during gestation is a natural phenomenon. During this state, the hormonal balance is transformed. Hormonal disorders contribute to the intensive appearance and growth of nevi. No pregnant woman is immune from the onset of inflammatory conditions that affect the birthmark. Symptoms of inflammation: redness, swelling, discharge of fluid from the nevus, burning and itching are possible. When these symptoms appear, you should immediately consult a doctor to determine the cause of the inflammation of the mole. A specialist after a detailed examination will determine what measures should be taken to stop the inflammatory process, give recommendations on the proper care for the infected hearth.
The most common tips for caring for an inflamed mole:
- Avoid direct UV radiation,
- Do not allow additional traumatic effects on the nevus,
- not subject to combs,
- It is forbidden to squeeze out the contents from the mole, even if there are significant accumulations of exudate.
Removing inflamed moles during gestation by surgery or laser methods is an extreme measure. Operative intervention is carried out in the only case where the probability of malignant nevus is high.