Skin Moles

Infected moles: Cause, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

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

infected mole picture

An infected mole is a skin condition where your mole starts to show symptoms of unfamiliar signs on your skin.

Different factors might cause the infection.

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).

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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.

Warning: If you have diabetes so don’t try using any treatment or creams without asking your doctor.

Reasons for infected mole

Majority of people tend to think that infected moles are just a reaction to some 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.

  • Scratching

    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 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.

  • Skin sensitivity

    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 fine jewelry.

Some particular case od infected moles

Other than the facts 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 essential to consult your dermatologist. Your case might develop into 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 relieve 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 images to make the things clear for you so these some pictures that I can found it:

The next photo 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.

Infected mole
an infected mole that can be an early stage of skin cancer

The next picture of a swollen infected mole that can be treated with antibiotics.

swollen infected mole
Swollen infected mole

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

  • Home remedies

    Many websites indicate 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.

  • 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 topical treatment.

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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 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 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.

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