Moles are normally harmless and appear in many different forms. There are blue nevi (Nevi is the scientific term for moles.) That have a lot of pigment, some that are brown to black and some that are flesh tone. Sometimes people are born with moles, which are congenital. Most of the time, they come from sun exposure and the person's genetic make-up. Moles can be flat, raised, round, small or large. They come individually or in clusters. Moles can darken as you age or if you're pregnant, or they may even go away. One thing that is not normal with moles is inflammation. Mole inflammation may be a sign that there are problems with the mole tissue.
If you notice any changes in your mole such as inflammation you need to consult your physician. Other changes that require the expert eye of a skin doctor are changes in the size of the mole, color changes, shape changes creating irregular borders, bleeding, itching, darkening of the mole or even pain at the site of the mole. These are indications that something is occurring in the tissue. It needs to be check out and if it's nothing, you can be relieved. It might not be cancerous but if it is a precursor to skin cancer, your doctor might encourage you to have the mole removed as a precautionary act.
The method of checking a mole if you find mole inflammation, is to take a piece of the tissue and examine it. The fact is that those folks that have ten to twenty moles on their body have a higher incident of skin cancer. Not all mole inflammation comes from cancer, however. Inflammation of a mole can come from ways that are not associated with skin cancer.
You can have a mole that is right in the line of a seam of clothing. The constant rubbing and irritation of the cloth against the skin causes inflammation. Usually when this occurs, it's important to seek a physician's advice about removing the mole. If the skin specialist says confirms your suspicion, you have several alternative courses of action.
1. You can do nothing and cover the mole when you wear clothing that rubs against it.
2. You can schedule an appointment with a doctor to have the mole removed.
3. You can use a natural mole remover and eliminate the mole.
Mole inflammation can also occur if you inadvertently nick the mole and it becomes infected. If the inflammation is excessive, you should seek the advice of a physician since it may be infected. Otherwise, apply an antibacterial lotion or cream to the area and keep it clean and protected from further infection.
Inadvertently scratching the mole without realizing it is another thing that causes mole inflammation. Sometimes actions are so automatic that you simply do them and do not realize it. If you have an inflamed mole, look from scratched surface areas around the mole. Be aware of your habits so you can stop them.
The rule of thumb on mole inflammation is that unless you know what caused it; always check with a skin specialist to make sure that the inflammation is nothing serious.