Some Inconspicuous Signs that Require your Child to Seek Advice from a Doctor

Children fall ill at the most unexpected of times and parents may find it tough to cope with it. It definitely helps if parents take the trouble of understanding the various signs and symptoms that children exhibit from time to time and their course of treatments. However, it is not always that a symptom presents itself with a particular illness that can be diagnosed immediately. In such cases parents must look out for distress signs and seek the advice of a doctor without opting for home treatments.

1 Growth of Moles

It is not uncommon for a child to have moles on his body. As the age changes, new moles appear during childhood and adolescence. These moles may grow larger as the child grows, their colour may fade or darken while a few moles might disappear. Sometimes when this change seems uncommon, it is best to consult a doctor.

Growth of Moles

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2 A few unusual changes to look out for

  • If you find a mole on your child’s skin that is changing rapidly or looks different from the other moles on the skin, take the child to a dermatologist.
  • If you spot a mole on your child’s skin that is dome shaped, has different colours or a jagged border, rush him to the dermatologist.
  • Should you find a mole on your child’s skin that bleeds or looks like an open pore, you must take him for a check up.
  • If your child has too many moles as in 50 plus, you must show him to a dermatologist.
  • If you spot a large mole on your child’s skin, take him to the dermatologist as melanoma is treatable when caught in the early stages.

Every child should make it a habit to check moles from an early age as melanoma can be treated if caught early.

mole on skin

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