My husband (42 y.o.)is bald, and about a year ago he developed some bumps/sores on his head. They started at the top of his head, and worked their way from there to the back left and back right side of his head. They progressed to his ears, eventually on both sides, and came together at his nose. They are quite painful, itchy, and red. Often they develop dry skin patches with them, especially on his ears. They have never pussed up, but will at times open up and then scab over.
He has seen a dermatologist 4 times, and has been on 3 rounds of Monicycline, which seemed to help some. He’s tried creams; has changed to shaving with a straight razor, using a new and clean blade daily; has used Hibicleanse daily for months. He’s been off of the antibiotic for 3-4 weeks and now the bumps on his nose and the back left of his head have returned.
I am concerned that this could be cancer. We do not know what type of doctor to turn to at this point, and would be deeply grateful for your help.
I do not know how much I can be of help if your husband already has seen a doctor. Perhaps he should seek a second opinion from another doctor. Some people suffer from chronic infections of the hair follicles and may need a biopsy.