Dermatology

Dermatology Questions? Ask an Online Dermatologist.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dermatology

I have sores on my face that will not heal. they are odd

Customer Question
I have sores on my...
I have sores on my face that will not heal. they are odd shaped and raised throughout the sore. One the size of a quarter on my left cheek and one on my chin. I can't keep my hands off of them because they are rough and scaly when they heal. When I pull the scab off, I have a harvest of white/clear wartlike roots embedded in my skin underneath and I can pull them out with tweezers and they bleed profusely before stopping and oozing clear liquid thereafter for another 10 minutes or so. I have had them on various parts of my face over a period of years, but these two won't go away. I am an over the road truck driver, and I find myself literally pulling off in a rest area to take these scabs off and pick these annoying things out of my face every day. I am at my wits end with this and just want them to go away once and for all. They do not respond to antibiotics. I've tried, topical and internal. Thank you.
Submitted: 7 years ago.Category: Dermatology
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Answered in 6 hours by:
3/29/2010
Dermatologist: Dr Jef Burk, DR replied 7 years ago
Dr Jef Burk
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 2,639
Experience: MBBS
Verified

Hi

Can you post a picture of the affected area?

Dr Jef

Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Right now I have triple antibiotic on them to keep them moist. I have to use a 10x mirror to get the roots out of my face so it's very difficult to see them with a normal camera. I will try. thank you!
Dermatologist: Dr Jef Burk, DR replied 7 years ago
Thanks!
Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Customer reply replied 7 years ago

Dr. Jef.

Just wanted to tell you a few more things about these things on my face. When I pull these things out of my face, they leave a large hole, I am not sure if they are growing into my existing pores or if the problem itself is causing the holes. I have always had large pores on my face, but never had an acne problem as a teenager. I have gone through the change, so I am post-menopausal. I have fine hairs that grow on my face too. More than the average person but I do not remove the hair with anything. It's not noticeable.

I also have bad teeth. Where my teeth are bad continually gets infection, and these things are growing on the outside of my face in the areas where my teeth are bad in my mouth. On my cheek I have a bridge in my mouth that has a tooth that it's mounted to that is bad, and I have lost so much bone due to a gastric bypass 11 years ago that my teeth are getting loose. I have insurance that kicks in on April 1 through my company, so will get the dental work done asap. Where I had a loose tooth on the other side of my face, I also had one of these things growing, but I pulled the tooth out myself, and the sores disappeared.

I don't know if it's a virus that is feeding on the infection in my teeth or if it's just a coincidence. But right now my worst teeth are on the bottom in front and up under my bridge. I can move my bridge back and forth, but can't get it out by myself, nor do I want to, as it's all I have to chew with at this time, and it's painful when I do.

Also, When I pull the scab off, I see little white postules way down under the skin. If I take a needle and break the skin over these, and pull those out, they are very malable and very clean white balls, unlike the wartlike roots that I have to pull out with tweezers.

I am beside myself with this and am at the end of my rope. I just wished someone could tell me what it is, or might be so I know which direction to go when I have my insurance coverage the first of next month. If you can help me to steer in the right direction I would much appreciate it.

Again, thank you.

Lori

Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Relist: I still need help.
Ask dermdoc19 Your Own Question
dermdoc19
dermdoc19
dermdoc19, Dermatologist
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 4,069
4,069 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology

dermdoc19 is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

dermdoc19

dermdoc19

Dermatologist

4,069 satisfied customers

30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology

Dr. Nair

Dr. Nair

Dermatologist

9,188 satisfied customers

MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)

Dr. Shahz

Dr. Shahz

Dermatologist

243 satisfied customers

MBBS, MCPS, MD

Dr. Skinner

Dr. Skinner

Dermatologist

1,548 satisfied customers

MD , DNB ( D &V), FAAD

Dr. Hanish Babu, MD

Dr. Hanish Babu, MD

Dermatologist

261 satisfied customers

MBBS; MD 26 years Experience.

Dr. S. Attili

Dr. S. Attili

Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist

5,170 satisfied customers

MRCP (Dermatology), Int. Board Certification in Dermatopathology

Dr. Pravin

Dr. Pravin

Dermatologist

1,664 satisfied customers

Senior Consultant MBBS DNB (DVD)

< Previous | Next >

Related Dermatology Questions
I have had itchy skin without a rash happening for about a
I have had itchy skin without a rash happening for about a year. I have been taking Reactine and it tends to help until I have another flare up. … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,046 satisfied customers
I don't know what else to do. I've been getting these bumps
I don't know what else to do.I've been getting these bumps that form into puss filled cyst that have been forming around the mouth area for months now. Some of them form scars as well. They usually st… read more
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren
Consultant Physician
Post graduation (Liverpool, U.K.)
3,908 satisfied customers
I have a blister type sore on the tip of my tongue but it
I have a blister type sore on the tip of my tongue but it doesn't hurt and not to sure how long it's been there. What might it be … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,416 satisfied customers
I did today and the therapist used the extraction tool for
I did facial today and the therapist used the extraction tool for black heads. After i finished, my skin became kind of redish especially on my cheeks. She also injected some vitamin on the skin. I wo… read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
729 satisfied customers
Yesterday i recently had a encounter w this girl. I ended up
Yesterday i recently had a sexual encounter w this girl. I ended up hitting my lip on her collarbone and may have bit my lip at the same time so now i have a bump on my lip but also black dots under i… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,416 satisfied customers
I have a rash that is between by scrotum and anus. It itches
I have a rash that is between by scrotum and anus. It itches terribly and the skin is slightly red and kind of waxy looking. No bumps or soars.… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,934 satisfied customers
Bump and dimpling behind ear? The bump is very painful and
Bump and dimpling behind ear? The bump is very painful and the dimpling looks strange. It is very hard to look at it in the mirror. I tried my best to take pictures with different lighting.… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,046 satisfied customers
Bump and dimpling behind ear? The bump is very painful and
Bump and dimpling behind ear? The bump is very painful and the dimpling looks strange. It is very hard to look at it in the mirror. I tried my best to take pictures with different lighting. (Please ig… read more
Dr. Ravoof
Dr. Ravoof
Doctoral Degree
1,880 satisfied customers
I want to rid my face of a cyst. Under the skin. I just
I can bleed easily, although the cyst has not burst… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,416 satisfied customers
Recently diagnosed with HSV2 through blood antibodies
Recently diagnosed with HSV2 through blood antibodies -Suspicious looking bumps on cheek near nose -Four red little bumps in a straight lineIs this HSV2 on face? Acne? Or something else?… read more
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren
Consultant Physician
Post graduation (Liverpool, U.K.)
3,908 satisfied customers
I have yellowish deposits under my skin below my left eye
I have yellowish deposits under my skin below my left eye and developing also under my right eye. I'm very self concious about them and I'm curious what can be done to eliminate them… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,934 satisfied customers
I'm finding a lot of conflicting information on this site
I'm finding a lot of conflicting information on this site when reading about hepC in dried blood and whether or not it is infective. In response to these questions many doctors said the virus dies wit… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,046 satisfied customers
I have a small black strange spot on thigh. It's almost like
Hi, I have a small black strange spot on thigh. It's almost like something is stuck in there. I'm hoping it's not melanoma. I have a picture of it… read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,714 satisfied customers
I have small red spots under my breast they are inchy but
i have small red spots under my breast they are inchy but burn if i put a non itch cream on … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,622 satisfied customers
How do I know if I have pimples or Genital warts? They are
Less than a week, topicals seem to help the pain from touch … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,934 satisfied customers
I HAVE TWO HOLES IN MY SCALP DONE BY A DERMINTOLIGIST TO
I HAVE TWO HOLES IN MY SCALP DONE BY A DERMINTOLIGIST TO REMOVE SOME CANCER. DO YOU HAVE SURGEONS TO MAYBE FILL THESE … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,046 satisfied customers
I have a hard skin forming on on one of my fingers. It
Hi. I have a hard skin forming on on one of my fingers. It seemed chaffed r dry but ir is hardened. … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,934 satisfied customers
Will my dermatologist be able to see if I have parasites or
Will my dermatologist be able to see if I have parasites or a moth larvae on my head and I'm my ears? This shit is freaking me out … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,046 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x