Hello again. I'm not a medical professional, just the parent of a kid with diabetes. Your brother may be talking about the diabetic condition where sores don't heal. That can be caused by high blood sugars damaging blood vessels, and it's a common symptom of diabetes. Keloids can occur because of the extra scratching that the diabetic will do on the sore that doesn't heal, causing the extra skin to grow. Are your mother's blood sugar scores under control? Maintaining good control will help the sores heal.
Your mom's sores sound more like seborrheatic(sp?) cysts-these are like little oil or fluid filled sacs that arise from a blocked hair follicle and can be surgically removed. After picking at them, they form scabs and leak fluid. If this sounds right, then your mom needs to see either her doctor or a plastic surgeon, who can remove them.
I have this too - it is sebbhoraic dermititis - I use TSal shampoo by Neutrogena (basically salycilic acid shampoo) once or twice a week to prevent new sores and used it everyday until they healed. It works wonders. The sores do not heal quickly on anyone that has this (my father and sister have it as well but no diabetes). This shampoo quickly fixed and prevents the problem for me. Good luck!
Did you lose hair? My mother loses a lot of hair.
I have had type one diabetes for 17 years and have had sores on my head for at least 5 years. My blood sugar is in pretty good control, and I have tried everything, and nothing has made the sores go away. They are itchy so I do pick them every once in a while which does not make they heal. Did you ever find out how to get rid of them?
I've had this problem for about five years too. Type 1 diabetic for 34 yrs. Control not brilliant. No matter what i've put on them never seem to disappear. My sores are in the crown area of the scalp. And get painfully sore.