Skin Peeling, Cracking Or Scaling And Unusual Or Suspicious Mole

Reviewed on 1/17/2023

An unusual or suspicious mole or any abnormality of the skin should be examined by a doctor to rule out cancer. Skin peeling or cracking can be related to inflammatory conditions such as eczema as well as to injuries such as sunburn. Ask your doctor about any concerning symptoms, and visit your doctor if you are concerned about a lesion on your skin.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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