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What is this? It won't pop..I think earlier clear liquid

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What is this? It won't pop..I think earlier clear liquid came out and now it's back to its original size. I'm not sure even if stuff came out but I think.
What does it look like?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I wear my bangs on this side of my forehead and use hair spray and all too over them daily.
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 6 months ago.

Hello

This is Dr. Bonilla, experienced in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care.

I understand your concerns. The lesion on the picture is likely to be a pustule. The condition is secondary to local inflammation.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Right but it won't pop! It's just there.
Is it a cancerous mole?
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 6 months ago.

No it's not. If the lesion does not improve in the next couple of weeks you can check with your PCP. Please rate my answer. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok. Are you a dermatologist?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'm looking to get a definitive answer on what this could be. Could you refer me to another expert please
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 6 months ago.

No. I do Internal Medicine.

Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 6 months ago.

Ok

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Could you refer me back so I can get a dermatologist
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 6 months ago.

Are you looking for a dermatologist?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 6 months ago.

Hello

I am a board certified internal medicine doctor. Those of us who obtain and maintain certification must test and train in dermatology.

I am also board certified in integrative medicine, with advanced training in functional dermatology.

This is not a pustule.

Would you like my help?>

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Additional
Photos
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
please
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I have scalp dermatitis and it extends on to my forehead here occasionally
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I get sebaceous oil cysts which you can see smaller ones on my forehead
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
as I'm typing I squeeze it and it pops. Guess it was a pimple of some sort
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 6 months ago.

Cysts [adult acne]

I see the sebaceous cysts.

No pustule in these pictures.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok. So is this what this thing looked like? A cyst?
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 6 months ago.

please circle what you are talking about

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
This
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 6 months ago.

This looks like a keratotic lesion.

It is not a pustule by apperance.

It can still be sborrheic keratosis.

Show it to your doctor for magnified exam.

Please again remember that we are paid only per positive rating.

Which is the only way we can offer this service and answer questions.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I know you've helped me. And I have one last question here if you can please help me. Even with one reply.
I go to the derm yearly. He has seen my lips and checked in side my mouth and everywhere and said that he was just checking to see if I had anything in my mouth because there's a rare syndrome but that I didn't have it and a lot of my lip freckles are newer and normal.
Do you know about Puetz-Jaugher syndrome?
No one in my family has had that. Does this
Look like it?
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 6 months ago.

No it does not.

Please realize we are only paid per positive rating.

Please do that now.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok I will. Thank you. So this just looks like lip freckles? Would I have other symptoms?
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 6 months ago.

Freckles.

good luck.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
But I do have freckles On my lips? I'm confused at what you're saying
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 6 months ago.

Freckles or slight pigmented areas, as in small moles.

We can only provide this service for positive ratings.

I am positive you are OK as far as your pictures go.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok so if I had this syndrome...I would have more of them? Or have had them as a child?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
What I'm trying to ask is would they appear just as an adult???
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

The other expert has opted out.

Would you like me to help you out?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I was just speaking with you. I started a new question about the freckles on my top lip.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

It went to other experts as you did not mention my name at the start.

These freckles can happen normally as well.

I understand your concerns about the PJ syndrome.

You do not have that syndrome, trust me.

If you wish to talk over the phone with me, please accept the offer.

Thank you

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok no I don't think I need a call. I just want to make sure I'm fine with the information. So I can move on. As usual. Anxiety is terrible.I didn't have them as a child. I would have had other symptoms or freckling around my mouth as a child, correct? Also only my top lip has them. Maybe this is from the sun?
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

Yes, most likely from the son and nothing serious or anything to worry about.

Not cancer, certainly.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok and the PJ syndrome..this doesn't appear to be anything like how that presents? I have no abdominal or gastro issues.
I read the PJ syndrome causes cancer which is why I'm so concerned
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

The two features that we usually look for in PJS are:

You have none of these two features.

I would not worry.

It is your anxiety that is getting the better of you, trust me!!

I will continue helping you out even after you rate me, therefore I would appreciate a rating.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok. Thank you. No I never had that in my 20s. What is the macule spots/freckles around mouth that I read about? Is that just in children?
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

Those spots can happen normally as well due to exposure to sun.

Not something that I would be concerned about.

I would appreciate a rating, I would continue helping you out even after you rate me.

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

Are you with me?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Yea I keep trying to rate this. And it is saying there was an error submitting. This happened before. I'm emailing the customer service now to ask why I can't rate and submit
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'll reply when it allows me to rate as I understand you are replying with no credit to you.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

No problem.

You can continue replying to this post.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thanks for helping. I sent the email to the justanswer customer care email that I have used before.I think I'm ok now. I thought the symptom was freckles on the lips. And I do have that but not on both lips and just recently started freckling more. Lots of sun in south Florida.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

Yes it is most likely due to the sun.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok and with out any gastro issues...I shouldn't be concerned with this?
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

Yes, without gastro issues you should not be concerned.