A mole is a skin lesion that is usually benign (non-cancerous) in nature. Moles are part of a group of skin lesions that include freckles, benign lentigines, seborrheic keratosis, and skin tags.
Moles are generally black or brown in color. They occur early in life and sometimes can slowly change over time. Moles are usually not something to worry about unless severe change occurs. If this happens, you should seek advice as to whether the mole had changed into something more serious.
Moles have the potential to turn into malignant melanoma, a serious form of cancer. Most moles remain benign, but if you are concerned about a mole you have, look for the ABCDE’s of melanoma:
- A for asymmetry: If the mole looks different on one half versus the other half
- B for irregular border: Poorly defined or irregular border
- C for color: Multiple colors such as black, brown, blue, red, or white occur together in the same mole
- D for diameter: If a mole is larger around than a standard pencil eraser
- E for evolving: A mole that changes size, shape, or color
Also, keep a look out for new moles that appear or any moles that bother you. If a mole bleeds, is painful, or itches you should look into possible causes.
Moles are commonly found on the face and neck, but may occur on any area of the body. They can be found alone or in larger patches of moles.
Cause of Moles
Moles occur when skin cells called melanocytes grow in a cluster instead of being spread evenly throughout the skin. Melanocytes also give moles their pigment. Sun exposure can darken the pigment over time.
Many people are born with moles and others simply develop them during some time of their life. Moles on the body at birth are called or referred to as ‘congenital nevi.’ Moles that are hereditary in nature are called “dysplastic nevi” that are larger than average and irregular in shape.
There is a school of thought that believes moles signify past- life experiences. It is thought that were the mole occurs on the body is where a past- life trauma occurred.
Natural Solutions for Moles
Since most moles pose no threat, it is not necessary to remove them. If a mole bothers you try some of these at home remedies that may help in alleviating the condition:
- Fresh pineapple juice
- Fig stems
- Grapefruit juice
Applying these natural remedies to the affected area on a regular basis could help to lessen the appearance of the mole.
Dherbs carries several products that could help cleanse your body and lessen the severity of your mole. Some products to try include:
These products, along with a healthy diet are a great way to heal your body from and find relief from your moles.
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