My husdand has an open wound on the top of his head. It is about the size of a silver dollar. It is concaved, but not real deep. It scabs up and seems to be healing and then the scab falls off. It is bloody in teh wound itself and there is some puss. It is VERY tender. He "knocks" it occcasionally getting in and out of the car etc, but not to the point that it should be this bad. I can barely look at it. We've done neuspoum at night, liquid ban aid. Its stil there. It used to be a quater, mnaybe even a nickel in size.
What kind of Dr. should we see? Does this sound like anything you've dealt with?
You should see a skin doctor. This may be a skin cancer (though not necessarily anything serious or life-threatening.) If it is a basla cell skin cancer (the common kind), surgery can take care of it, not to mention making him look better.
Even if it's just repeated trauma, this obviosuly needs to be cleaned or otherwise attended to if it's going to heal. Please don't let fear make you ignore it.
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