Persistent Pimple or Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Melanoma or pimple?
- A firm red, brown or skin-colored bump.
- The main difference to note is that these bumps will not feel soft like a pimple, but rather will be firm or hard to the touch.
What does a normal mole look like?
- A new mole, blemish or bump that is not normal for your skin.
- An increase in the depth or height of an existing bump or mole, especially if it comes with no other warning signs.
- The beginning of a bump that looks clear like a bubble or blister on the skin and continues to grow after the first 3 weeks.
- A lump that feels firm to the touch.
- A melanoma pimple is more likely to grow as a new bump, mole or discoloration.
- It is less likely to develop from an existing mole or bump, although still possible.
- In case a lump or bump stays the same over time, it is less likely to be melanoma.
- Lumps that arise quickly and then subside are more likely to be a result of inflammation, like pimples.