Strong friction or trauma can cause moles to rupture. Although this causes some anxiety and worry there is no need to be alarmed. As Professor Antonio Costanzo Head of Dermatology at Humanitas explains, a mole may become dangerous when it breaks. Although, more often a mole can become dangerous when it changes form for no apparent reason. That’s why it is important to constantly observe your moles and consult a dermatologist if you notice any change. A change in terms of appearance, shape or size.

You should try to avoid, or at least limit situations that could favor the breaking or bleeding of your mole. You should take special care if your mole is in a risky position where it rubs against the fabric of your clothes or against accessories such as necklaces, watches and bracelets.


What to do if you break a mole?

Faced with the rupture of a mole, you should immediately apply an antibiotic cream to prevent superinfection that can reveal the hidden nature of a mole.

Then you must consult a dermatologist . They will test the mole, determining if it is a dangerous one which threatens to turn into a melanoma. This is a dangerous skin tumor similar to a mole with irregular edges and jagged, and that can change shape and color.


Dangerous and harmless moles

The appearance of a new mole or a mole that becomes darker than the others present in the same area, are conditions that deserve looking in to. In these cases, you should ask your dermatologist to determine the nature of the mole.

Harmless moles are very common on the skin and may even appear after the age of forty. Their formation is due to an accumulation of skin cells that gives rise to a pink mole, light brown or dark, or the same color of the skin. The size of these generally does not exceed 3 millimeters.