Halo Nevus is the condition in which a mole or lesion is being destroyed by the body and the skin around it loses pigmentation as the mole is destroyed. For unknown reasons, the body has chosen that mole or lesion to be destroyed and has recognized it as a foreign body that should not be there. This condition is a good condition and typically is not a sign of any disease or illness. This condition does require monitoring though as the skin is very sensitive to sunlight and can easily burn in this condition. It is recommended that one makes sure to use good sunscreen or sun block when going outside to avoid damaging the skin.
Causes and Symptoms Details for Halo Nevus
Halo Nevus is the condition in which a white or light colored ring surrounds an existing mole or lesion. This ring is caused by the destruction of pigment cells in the skin and the population of white blood cells being in the area to destroy the more or lesion. This condition is not painful and is actually quite beneficial for the skin. The condition can cause concern to those who have it because of the suddenness of the de-pigmentation and the striking appearance. For those who are bothered by the sudden loss of pigment, make-up and other covering methods are recommended.
During the condition of Halo Nevus, the skin cells undergo a dramatic transformation. Those skin cells that are close to the mole or lesion lose all of their coloration and are flooded with white blood cells. This brings with it a very pale and very white colored halo around the lesion or mole. The mole or lesion is also flooded with white blood cells that destroy the pigmentation of the mole or lesion and eventually cause it to fade and then disappear. The body reabsorbs the skin cells and the other cells that made up the mole or lesion to be used in the production of healthy tissue.
Halo Nevus Treatment Advice
Halo Nevus is most often seen occurring with one mole or lesion. This condition has been known to happen to several moles at one time, but never has it been seen to handle all of the moles on the body. This condition also is not a condition that the causes are understood with. It is most often assumed that the mole had become damaged in some manner and that damage was then the reason the body noticed the mole and determined that it should not be there. This is not always the case, but it may be one of the triggering causes to halo nevus.
Halo Nevus is seen as a natural method of mole or lesion removal and is never stopped during its progression. It is watched to ensure that the mole is being destroyed and that the pigmentation loss is not due to another condition, but in most cases, the halo nevus is seen as a good condition. Halo nevus does cause the surrounding skin of the mole or lesion to lose its color and this color may take time to come back. During this time the skin is very sensitive to sunlight and can easily be burnt. It is recommended that extra sunscreen is placed on the area. It is recommended that one uses sunscreen on all of one's skin to prevent any burning or cancers.
My son aged 16 year is having a HALO NAEVUS .A MOLE IS SURROUNDED BY WHITE AREA. He is using TACROZ 0.03 OINTMENT and VITILO LOTION iS THAT ENOUGH.