Over the weekend I found 2 suspicious moles that were scaling on my son. I tried to make an appt with his doctor today but they are closed. Just a bit ago I looked at the moles again and one looked even more odd so I barely scraped it and the top layer of the mole came off really easy like a scab, it just started crumbling and it's bleeding now.
I"ll be getting him an appt ASAP regardless but need to know if anyone thinks this is melanoma, and what can be done.
It is impossible to tell if it is melanoma from a description. Even the doctor who has seen it cannot tell by looking at it, which is why he has to send it off for a biopsy.
I have heard about blood root and cansema and such and not sure if they are safe. I saw some horror stories online and pics of disfigurements from people using these things. I"m not sure if they were accurate or not.
Blood root is caustic and can cause damage to the skin. Not familiar with cansema.
If it is malignant then food grade hydrogen peroxide (35% peroxide) can be applied to the area with a cotton swab. The peroxide selectively destroys cancer cells in a chain reaction, so a little bit will go a long way as it follows the cancer inward. It does hurt though. This is a concentrated peroxide and will cause a burning sensation for about 20 minutes. It is the quickest and most effective method though to remove cancers on the skin. It can also be used to remove moles.Just use a pin to break the skin on the mole first then dab on the peroxide with a cotton swab. This will usually have to be repeated a few more times every few days to burn it all off since non-malignant cells do not respond the same to peroxide.