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by Dr Zainab Laftah
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles
Topic: Painful moles
Replies: 3
Views: 1857

Re: Painful moles

Moles can change during pregnancy but we would always recommend having them assessed by a GP/Dernatologist.
by Dr Zainab Laftah
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles
Topic: How to monitor many moles?
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: How to monitor many moles?

Dear Patience1 I recommend my patients take a photograph of their moles as a reference to refer back to when keeping an eye on them. Moles on the back particularly are difficult to see and you can use a mirror or ask a friend/loved one to check. We recommend using the ABCDE rule. If the mole is; A -...
by Dr Zainab Laftah
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles
Topic: Painful mole
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: Painful mole

Dear kelnat23 I would recommend that you see your GP or a dermatologist about this mole over the next week or so. Whilst I do not want to alarm you as sometimes moles that have been traumatised can be sore, moles that are changing in colour or painful should be assessed further by a GP or a Dermatol...
by Dr Zainab Laftah
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles
Topic: Painful moles
Replies: 3
Views: 1857

Re: Painful moles

Dear Jenny135

We would recommend that any moles or lesions that are changing;
- become asymmetrical
- have irregular borders
- change in colour
- increase in size
- become itchy, painful or start to crust
should be reviewed by a GP or dermatologist.

Best wishes

Dr Zainab Laftah
by Dr Zainab Laftah
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles
Topic: Painful mole
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Painful mole

* See your GP or a Dermatologist
by Dr Zainab Laftah
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles
Topic: Painful mole
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Painful mole

Dear kelnat23

I would recommend that you see your GP about this mole over the next week or so. Whilst I do not want to alarm you as sometimes moles that have been traumatised can be sore, moles that are changing in colour or painful should be assessed.

Best wishes

Dr Zainab Laftah
by Dr Zainab Laftah
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles
Topic: Moles removed
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Moles removed

Dear puskaa000 We generally do not recommend the removal of moles particularly on the face for cosmetic reason due to scars. Sun exposure plays a major role in determining how many moles we develop therefore good sun protection is important and an SPF 50 is generally recommended. The moles themselve...
by Dr Zainab Laftah
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles
Topic: Prescribed cream
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Re: Prescribed cream

Efudix cream (5-fluoruracil) is an anti-cancer chemotherapy drug and works by directly destroying the sun-damaged skin cells. It is active against early forms of skin cancer and pre-cancerous skin changes. A brisk reaction is expected and we often see an intense redness with crusting. This is a good...
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