Q. Are facial pain and numbness related to itchy and burning moles on head?

Answered by
Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 23, 2022

Hello doctor,

Since the beginning of this year, I have noticed a couple of moles on the left side of my head have been very itchy and burning, and when I start to itch them it causes the whole left side of my scalp to burn and feel uncomfortable. I am worried it might be something serious. This year I have also experienced a lot of left side facial pain and numbness, as well as left eye blurriness. So I am not sure if the pain on the left side of my scalp could be related.



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The ABCD criteria for moles you should be aware to see for malignant changes. One should always look for the change in color, size, margin, the surface of the mole, also if it is associated with itching and bloody discharge. I have reviewed clinical photograph attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are no changes of erythema around mole or discharge. In photographs, there are two moles only. If there is an increase in the number of moles or increase in size, the best would be skin biopsy for histopathology to see for malignant changes.

Presently, there is no inflammation also in these two photographs which you have attached to comment on itching sensation which you are experiencing. You should consider an ophthalmologist opinion for the blurring of vision. I do not think personally from these clinical photographs that mole and other symptoms are associated. Physicians opinion should be considered for numbness over one side. If you have any fluid-filled lesions on one side then keep watch for that too.

Investigations to be done:

Skin biopsy for histopathology should be done if specifically mole is associated with itching.

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