I am immensely sorry for bumping this thread, but I have another concern: I scratched (I know I shouldn't have) the area and messed around with it a lot. It made it kind of red and angry, but I noticed something: several of those small circles/bump-like things (you can see them in the previous photos) got angry, red, and started shedding a little dry skin. Huh? I applied some lotion, but now the area looks more red and inflamed than usual.
I'm wondering: could this be evidence AGAINST melanoma and for something else like keratosis pilaris? I've googled a million times and nothing really looks like I have. Last night, I almost cried at the thought of having melanoma. I REALLY don't want to have cancer. Like I said before, I'm going to a doctor when I can (some time this month), but until then, I'm full of worry, dread, and doubt.