Should I Be Worried About the Mole on My Scalp

The Mole On Your Head Is Not A Cancerous Growth

Mole on your head is not cancerous growth. The mole on your scalp is actually a benign condition called cauliflower mosaic virus (CMV). CMV causes hair loss and baldness.

It affects 1 out of every 500 men over the age of 50 worldwide. It usually occurs when there are certain genetic mutations in the genes that control hair follicles and their production of keratinocytes or skin cells.

It is very common for balding areas to have cauliflower mosaic virus. The condition may occur at any time during life, but it most commonly occurs after puberty. There are no known cures for the disease.

Treatment involves keeping the area free from infection and avoiding sun exposure. Hair transplantation is sometimes used to replace lost hair, but there are risks associated with this procedure, including infections and scarring of surrounding tissue.

How Many People Have Cauliflower Mosaic Virus?

There are approximately 3 million cases of CMV infection per year in the United States alone. Most people do not realize they have the virus until it is too late. The virus spreads through direct contact with infected hair or blood, which then infects other parts of the body. Infected hairs may fall out naturally or be pulled out by a comb or razor blade.

What Does A Cauliflower Look Like?

Cauliflower is a serious skin condition that usually appears in the form of bald patches on the scalp. In rare cases, it can also affect other parts of the body. The patches may be red and scaly or even covered with pustules. After a short time, these patches may heal or turn into scars. Sometimes, they fall out and leave holes in the skin.

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