Health Tip: Checking Your Child’s Moles

Characteristics you should watch for

adult checking moles on child's back(HealthDay News) — If your child’s mole changes frequently or otherwise looks suspicious, it’s time to see a doctor.

The American Academy of Dermatology says these warning signs shouldn’t be ignored:

A mole that grows or changes quickly, or looks different from any other mole.

A mole that is dome-shaped, has an irregular border or is different colors.

A mole that bleeds or looks like an open sore.

Having 50 or more moles.

Having a large mole.

— Diana Kohnle

Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017

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