There are different manifestations of malignant melanoma and an itchy mole is one of them. Itchy moles are something that the person should not take lightly. Normal moles do not itch or get inflamed and if the moles itch this is a sign of a serious skin problem. Any symptoms of itchy moles should be consulted to your dermatologist for proper prognosis. Diagnosing itchy moles is done by taking a sample tissue out of the surrounding itchy moles and sent to the pathologist to be tested under the microscope. If itchy moles are found to be a risk then the doctor will recommend a removal of moles in the skin.
Unlike normal moles itchy moles seldom occur, however this occurrence could be attributed to several factors. One of the factors to be blamed why moles itch is the skin irritation caused by UV rays. UV rays between 10 AM to 4 PM is strong enough to burn the unprotected skin leading to the growth of skin pigmentations that we call moles. The people who have several sunburn encounters since birth to the present age are most likely to get skin cancer. Malignant melanoma is a deadly skin cancer that rarely occurs. One can save his life by detecting the early symptoms of malignant melanoma. The modern medicine can cure melanoma if detected promptly.
Itchy moles are also due to the moles that are scratched or irritated during shaving. Moles may appear anytime after but if they occur in the mid year life of a person it should be monitored. These moles may have abnormal patterns that are associated with malignant melanoma. Detecting melanoma is as simple as reciting your ABCD alphabet plus other signs including itchy moles. Aside from having the dermatologist check your skin, you can also do self-examination on the moles in your skin.
Simple rules apply in moles detection. A stands for asymmetry that means both sides of the moles should be equal. B stands for border and this means that the border should not be irregular or jagged. C stands for color and this means that the moles should not keep changing colors nor has more than one color in it. Lastly D stands for diameter and that means that moles should not be more than 6 mm in diameter.
To avoid itchy moles the person should avoid too much sun exposures and protect the skin by wearing sunscreen lotion (SPF 15) when they go outdoors. The face, hands, legs and eyes should also be protected. The risk of developing malignant melanoma is higher in people who work constantly outdoors and as a precaution they should also wear sunglasses for the eyes, hats for the head and long sleeved clothing for the hands. Wear long pants and not shorts if you are working outdoors when the sun is at its strongest.
Cancerous moles can be prevented by paying attention to the itchy moles in your body. When moles begin to itch, see a skin expert. The last minute action can lead to a more serious problem that you cannot escape. If you have hairy moles where you shave off and anytime you accidentally cut or irritate a mole, you always keep the skin clean and see your doctor if the mole doesn't heal.