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My boyfriend has a large skin patch on the back

Patient: My boyfriend has a large skin patch on the back of his head. It’s been bleeding for over 2 years now and only some hairs grow out of it. What is it?

 

 

Doctor: Hi.Thanks for your query.Skin patch at the back of the head which is bleeding for 2 years and hair growing out of it can be due to many reasons. The best solution to the problem is to consult a Dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.The possible causes can be:Seborrheic dermatitis patch.EczemaCarbuncleRare chance of some skin cancer.Hence the need for proper diagnosis as treatment of every cause is totally different and your patient is suffering for 2 years, a long time to have such a problem.I hope this answer helps you to get an early and proper diagnosis and treatment.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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