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Skin moles

Also known as Skin mole, Nevus, and Nevi

A melanocytic nevus (also known as "Nevocytic nevus") is a type of lesion that contains nevus cells (a type of melanocyte). Some sources equate the term mole with "melanocytic nevus". Other sources reserve the term "mole" for other purposes.

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of skin moles are skin polyp, seborrheic keratosis, and skin cancer. Other possible causes, such as hemangioma, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with skin moles often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), excision, biopsy, excision of skin lesion, other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue, wound care management, other non-or therapeutic procedures on skin and breast and breast biopsy and other diagnostic procedures on breast .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with skin moles include epinephrine / lidocaine, benzoyl peroxide topical, tretinoin topical, aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical, ketoconazole, adapalene topical, hydroquinone topical, clindamycin topical product, salicylic acid topical, eflornithine topical, oxiconazole topical, urea topical and azelaic acid topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for skin moles include .

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.5x
15-29 years
1.1x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
1.2x
60-74 years
1.1x
75+ years
0.7x

Sex

Male
0.8x
Female
1.2x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.3x
Hispanic
0.5x
White
1.4x
Other
0.5x
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