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Moles scabbing and peeling

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  • Posted By: CharmedOneTAR
  • October 26, 2010
  • 03:40 AM

My birthmark is an area on my right leg about 1" by 2" that contains more than 80 small moles. Over the summer, one of the moles became red, swollen, and painful. I rubbed it to make the pain feel better, and the mole peeled off.

In the past month, two moles on my right arm scabbed over and peeled off. Now, one of my other moles in my birthmark is scabbed over.

For the past few years, my moles have been getting tiny black dots in them that eventually peel off.

My moles haven't changed at all--they still look the same before peeling off except they have scabs on them.


In a probably irrelevant situation, I have been having difficulties recognizing faces. I'm an 18-year-old college student, and when I went home after two weeks here, I couldn't recognize my mom by her face. I knew it was my mom, but "mom" didn't pop in my head as soon as I saw her. This happened with my cats as well. I knew their features and could identify them, but my brain couldn't make the direct connection. This happened with a friend at college as well. I had to look at her other distinguishing features, not her face to know it was her. This isn't constant, though. It randomly comes and goes.

It happened once before, two years ago. I couldn't recognize one of my best friends. Even though I knew it was her because she was sitting with my group and had the same hair, I couldn't make the association. It didn't happen with any of my other friends.

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