2 weeks ago, I had a 1/8-inch mole shaved off of my nose by my dermatologist. During the 1st week, I applied Aquaphor and Bandaids, and while healing a 1/2-inch red ring appeared around the wound. After 1 week, the wound healed and the red ring was greatly diminished. But after a few days the red ring returned, looking as it did a week ago. I also suffer with rosacea. Could that ailment be affecting the healing process? My follow-up is 1 week out. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!
Post-mole Red Ring
Doctor Answers (4)
There could be a number of factors causing this redness. You could be sensitive or allergic to the adhesive of the bandaid or possibly to the ointment that you are putting on the area. I would recommend that you see your physician for an evaluation.
Red ring after mole removal
With rosacea your inflammatory reaction can be more pronounced. This is a reaction to something that has been used. I would have your dermatologist look at it. It could require some topical steroids. But I would stop putting anything on it for a while.
Mole removal and rosacea
There are several possibilities causing the red ring. Infection, an allergic reaction to the adhesive or a flare of your rosacea could all be the cause. Stop the Aquaphor and bandaid and please contact your dermatologist.