Skin infection is a serious matter which must not be underestimated by anyone. A lot of people think moles are a simple skin condition, which they are most of the time. However, at other times they can lead to some complications.
My question to you is that you do not know the cause of your infected mole and how to treat it?
Follow our article for more details and guidance about your concern.
What is a normal mole?
A dark raised mole, develop genetically but the sun exposure with other factors make it appear and spread on the human body.
Fair-skinned people are the majority who develop moles more than the others. This type of moles is harmless and does not lead to any future health threat (1).
What is an infected mole
An infected mole is a skin condition where your mole starts to show symptoms of unfamiliar signs on your skin.
The infection might be caused by different factors.
The causes and degree of infected moles vary from one person this is why you need to follow a treatment process followed by a doctor.
In some case, the infected mole can be dangerous and it needs a serious treatment because the infected mole could be a cancerous mole in the early stage(2).
Infected mole symptoms
An infected mole shows different and unusual signs. down below is a list of symptoms read them and compare them to the ones you are experiencing.
Moles do not usually bleed, they start to ooze of blood when you scratch them with your finger nails or cut them with a sharp object such as jewelry and clothes. You might want to cover your mole if it bleeds until you go to a doctor, in order to avoid infection and the spread of bacteria to other areas of your body.
If your mole is oozing with puss it means the bacteria has spread in the mole area. Suppose that your mole is filled with puss, do not touch it or scratch it in order to stop the bacteria from spreading.
If you touch your mole it might start bleeding as well. Contact your doctor if you are uncomfortable with the symptoms you are experiencing
The itchy sensation indicates that the bacterium in your mole is spreading. Do not scratch your mole at any cost because you will only worsen your condition.
Itchiness is the process of bacteria infesting under your skin as time passes. I advice you not to disturb the itchy infected mole in order not to scratch it.
Infected moles tend to turn red and soft when the infection is severe. The redness comes with pain sometimes slightly pain and other times the extreme pain.
The red color is a warning sign to contact your doctor to receive treatment.
When you feel that your mole is getting extremely painful, it means that the inflammation is getting worse. It also means that the bacterium is spreading. Thus; you must contact your doctor or dermatologist as soon as possible for a solution.
Warning: If you’re a diabetic so don’t try using any treatment or creams without asking your doctor.
Reasons of infected mole
Majority of people tend to think that infected moles are just a reaction to some type of skin irritation.
Although it is sometimes harmless, here is a need to take it seriously sometimes as there are other reasons you mole gets infected.
This is the most common way to develop an infected mole. People tend to scratch an itchy mole to get rid of the uncomfortable feeling. The problem is that scratching the mole itself will definitely lead to a cut in the skin. The cut ends up infected and catches bacteria which will later on spreads.
Women are the most common category who gets infected moles due to their long and sharp nails. This is why you must refrain from scratching your mole, or scratch softly around the area but not directly on it.
In case you have sensitive skins do not touch your mole. If you try any home treatment you might cause your skin condition to worsen. Sensitive skin means that your infected mole will probably get irritated and inflamed practically by anything.
This is why you need very careful and consult your doctor to receive the appropriate treatment as soon as possible. Also if your skin is overly sensitive avoid wearing uncomfortable clothing or sharp jewelry.
Some special case od infected moles
Other than the cases mentioned above there are other ones which are noteworthy to list as well and here are some:
Swollen infected mole
If your mole starts to swell with signs of shape change and color it is very necessary to consult your dermatologist. Your case might develop into a melanoma and your doctor will decide if a biopsy is needed or not.
Mole infected hair
Sometimes the infected mole has a hair growing out of it. This hair gets trapped under the sin and leads to your infection.
After a while, it turns red and becomes painful and you must take the hair out to relief the infection.
Follicle infected mole with puss
It is possible for a hair follicle to cause you an infection. If your mole is on your head area for example hair follicle can cause it to inflame by accidentally combing your hair and scratching it.
Your infected mole will then will hurt, swell and probably bleed. This will lead your mole to ooze with puss from the infection. Do not worry because it is not harmful, but visit a doctor for treatment.
Infected mole pictures
When I was writing the article I tried to add some pictures to make the things clear for you so these some pictures that I can found it:
The next picture of an infected mole that can be an early stage of skin cancer so if your infected mole looks like this so you have to contact your doctor for a consultation, by the way, skin cancer in early stage can be cured.
The next picture of a swollen infected mole that can be treated with antibiotics.
When to see a doctor?
Your infected mole is not common; it is rather a serious skin condition. You have to see a dermatologist who figure out exactly what is causing your infection.
This type of moles does not have a home remedy so do not intend to apply the home solution and random antibiotics. You must consult a specialist for a professional prescription.
Treatment of infected moles
An infected mole needs to be checked by your doctor. There are several ways to treat an infected mole your doctor can suggest
Many websites suggest home remedies as a solution to treat infected mole but this type of moles could be more dangerous if you use home remedies so do not intend to apply the home solution and random antibiotics.
The antibiotics help your infection by reducing pain and stop the bacteria from spreading to other parts of your skin. The antibiotics can be either ointment or orally depending on the severity of your infection.
Removing the mole
Your infected mole is not life-threatening until your doctor tells you it is. But if your mole gets infected often you might want to remove it once and for all.
The method of removal depends on what your doctor sees appropriate either by performing a surgical procedure or tropical treatment.
Infected moles prevention
- Do not scratch your mole especially if you have long nails
- Do not apply home remedies; instead, visit a doctor for a professional consult.
- Maintain a high level of hygiene in order to avoid infection.
- If your mole bleeds cover it with a bandage.
- Ask your doctor to test a biopsy to check that it is not cancerous.
Your health is your most important entity. You must take a real good care of it even the smallest cases.
Infected moles are harmless the majority of the time, but this does not include all cases. If you see any of the symptoms listed above please do not hesitate to call your doctor to receive the needed treatment for your infected mole.