Skin Growth Home Care
Home care for a skin lesion includes:
- Wear clothing that blocks the sun's rays.
- Use sunscreen if you are out in the sun for more than 30 minutes.
- Use a sunscreen that protects against UVA.
- Stay out of the sun between 10 AM and 4 PM, when the sun's rays are strongest.
- Perform regular skin self-examinations
- Skin areas that are often exposed to the sun are at highest risk for skin cancer.
- See your doctor for changes in color, size, or overall appearance of skin lesions.
- See your doctor for new or unusual skin lesions.
- Take prescription medications as directed.
- See a dermatologist regularly.
Skin Growth Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have a skin lesion and any of the following:
- Worsening skin swelling
- Worsening skin tenderness
- Worsening skin redness
- Increase in size of the lesion
- New mole in someone older than 40
- Moles with the following:
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