He's been getting these for about two years. They become extremely swollen affecting surrounding area. Most are in his head. He pulls out plugs of infection. Then they will heal. Right now he has one on his temple and one on his jaw. He is so swollen he has a black eye, can barely see out of eye, and says it feels like his jaw is dislocated . is he going to die? He refuses to ho yo hospital. What does he have. Please help me.
Reenkay there are so many possible skin problems, and conditions that could be causing this that it is impossible to know what it is. Now you did say your son doesn't want to go to the HOSPITAL, but what about a regular Doctor's/Pediatrician's Office or EVEN BETTER a Dermatologist? You should do your best to inform your son that these lesions are likely causing permanent skin damage to the pores, creating scar tissue (that get's harder and darker the older he get's!), can actually rupture underneath the skin and spread infection to other tissue and/or blood (which can be very dangerous). He might have Cystic Acne or even MRSA, but there is absolutely NO WAY TO KNOW WHAT IS WRONG UNTIL YOU CONVINCE HIM TO SEE A DOCTOR!!! Google Images- Search for pictures of Cystic Acne Scars, MRSA Infection of face & head, Adult Acne Scars, then show your son how bad his condition can get if he keeps ignoring and not treating it! The skin is the largest organ of the Human body and there are a lot of things that can cause large cysts, boils, and other infections. If he has a fever you need to insist on him getting medical attention! Generally skin conditions that cause cysts (like you described) can be treated with anti bio tics, and other easy things before this get's worse! If you are extremely concerned about your sons condition, and he absolutely refuses to get seen by a Doctor, Dermatologist, or Emergency Department @ Hospital then you have a tricky option... Make an appointment for yourself at the Dermatologist or even your Primary Care Doctor, and come up with a reason your sons has to be there with you! Then when you get into the office and the Doctor comes in, simply apologize for the confusion but you are VERY WORRIED about your son's skin and could he PLEASE take a look!!! I hope my ideas help! It really sounds like it could get a secondary infection or other complications at any time, and he will be at risk until he learns what he's treating and how to treat it!
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