A halo nevus is a mole or other skin lesions that are surrounded by depigmented skin. Eventually, the white skin may overtake the mole, and the skin may eventually return to its normal skin color. There is no reason to treat the halo nevus unless there are signs of cancer. Treating it isn’t the worst thing you can do, but here is a list of seven of the worst things you could do to a halo nevus.
- IGNORE SIGNS OF CANCER – Most types of melanoma is rare (Types – melanoma.org), but it is possible so all moles should be monitored for signs of life threating disease. Skin cancer may have irregular edges, firm nodule, waxy bump, or flat scaly skin patch. A mole that changes in color, texture, or shape should be checked.
- REMOVE THE HALO NEVUS FOR NO REASON – Any removal will have potential side affects so if there is no reason to remove the nevus it should be left alone. When this skin lesion is on a prominent place, some people will choose to have it removed for cosmetic reasons.
- USE UNSAFE TREATMENTS – Some of the treatments that can be found will not only rob you of your money, they are also dangerous. Know the side effects and don’t use anything that is unsafe.
- PICK AT THE HALO NEVUS – Like with any mole or skin lesion picking at it can just irritate it or even worse cause an infection. There are a lot of bacteria on the skin that can enter the body through a break in the skin.
- MISS FOLLOW UP EXAMS WITH A DOCTOR – If you went to the doctor and they want to keep an eye on a halo nevus, it is wise to make your follow up appointments. If there is cancer, the earlier that it is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin.
- BELIEVE THE HALO NEVUS WILL NEVER CHANGE – Most halo nevi will change over time and may even eventually disappear, but it may never change, or it may change so slowly it isn’t noticed. There is no way to determine how it will go.
- IGNORE SIDE AFFECTS OF TREATMENT – Surgery or laser treatment will remove the halo nevus, but it can be unsuccessful or even leave a scar. Some creams can be irritating or slow to work.
The best thing to do with a halo nevus is to leave it alone and embrace it and appreciate that it is part of what makes you unique. The next best thing is to keep an eye on it so that you can get it checked if necessary. Accepting your halo nevus will help you to avoid being tempted to someone of the worst things you could do to your halo nevus.