The Doctors: Oozing Hole In the Head
I would definitely classify an oozing hole in the head as a gross, embarrassing medical issue! Thankfully Alicia, who has suffered with this problem since childhood, was brave enough for an evaluation on The Doctors. Alicia’s hole is extremely tiny and located on her ear. However, she’s become more and more self-conscious about the fact that it oozes at unexpected times. Dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee helped Alicia solve this medical mystery.
Dr. Lee and Dr. Andrew Ordon explained that Alicia’s problem is quite common. The hole is a result of an incomplete fusion in the ear, which leads to a tract or a sinus in the ear. It is possible to treat surgically, but first, an x-ray was needed to determine just how long the tract actually is.
If you have a similar issue, you may not need to do anything at all. However, if you’re getting infections that reoccur, it’s best to visit your doctor for treatment.
The Doctors: Pilar Cyst Removal
Similarly, Sandra has been bothered by a large bump on the top of her head throughout her entire adult life. Although it’s asymptomatic, Sandra hoped that Dr. Sandra Lee could remove it for her. Thankfully, Dr. Lee helped Sandra out, but it wasn’t pretty to look at!
Dr. Lee explained that Sandra had a pilar cyst. Like a sebaceous cyst, a pilar cyst is benign, but even easier to remove because it’s firmer. It’s not necessary to have a pilar cyst removed, but don’t just assume that your bump is a benign cyst. Check with your dermatologist first, especially if the bump is very hard or bleeds easily. These are signs of a potentially serious issue.
If you dare, check out the video of Sandra’s pilar cyst removal below.