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a Bit Nervous...please Read (may Be Over-reacting)

Hello everone :).

Ok..Here is my issue. I've had a mole on the side of my face, which is not very large, and rather flat...So it isn't too bothersome. Anyway, i've had this on my face for atleast 2 years, probably more...But it's been no trouble, and isn't distracting. Anyway, today I noticed that it is red(ish)...Sore, and some-what 'poofs' out on my cheek. My mom was bothering me about it...She is really the paranoid type...But its rubbing off on me...And now I am nervous. I have heard that moles can become cancerous...So I did want to get an opinion.

Should I be worried?

Really, right now it looks much like a pimple...Which is odd. Is it possible that I have gotten a pimple right on the mole? Can that happen? Maybe it's just irritated from scratching it? Should I wait it out a few days?

I hope someone can give me some insight to this problem.

Thank you.

-joe
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replied February 5th, 2018
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern.
This is benign mole that has infected.
I would suggest you to take topical antibiotics mupirocin to settle the problem.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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