A White Patch Appears Around The Mole Which Is Getting Wider?

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Good afternoon, do you want the white spot that grows around the mole to be dangerous?

1 Answer:

Hi yls20,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Moles are formed due to deposition of skin pigment-producing cells, namely melanocytes, in a certain part of the skin. These moles generally appear as black, brown, reddish, or whitish patches that can be flat or appear on the surface of the skin. The appearance of whitish spots around the mole can be a normal condition as part of the normal variation. However, if these patches become more widespread, then you should not take them lightly. Check with yourself directly to a doctor or a dermatologist for further treatment.


Some conditions that can trigger white patches around the mole as you experience are:

Tinea versicolor (fungal infection, tinea versicolor)

Leprosy (leprosy, Mycobacterium leprae infection)

Seborrheic dermatitis (chronic skin inflammation that makes the skin scaly like dandruff)

Contact dermatitis (skin inflammation due to contact with a substance that irritates or triggers skin allergies)
Cutaneous Candidiasis (yeast infection Candida sp.)
Pytiriasis alba (a whitish rash on the skin that usually results from dry skin or atopic dermatitis)
Vitiligo (damage to melanocyte cells)
Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation, and so on

With direct clinical evaluation, doctors can generally identify the cause of the spotting and determine the best treatment. The doctor may also take a sample of the whitish skin tissue for further microscopic evaluation.


In the meantime, you shouldn't mess with the white spots that appear, either by hand or with any other tools. Take a bath diligently to keep your skin clean. Protect the skin from direct sun exposure and also not come into contact with substances that have the potential to trigger inflammation in the skin. Do not forget, avoid giving careless treatment to the white patches that appear, unless on the direct advice of a doctor.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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