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Recurring sore on the moustache area, flares up frequently, gets red and flaky with yellow head. What could this be?

I have had a sore or place on my upper lip in my mustache that use to just come & go & i started mesing with it with my fingers & it has stayed there for the last few years & hasnt ever left & now it pretty much looks like a mole but it still sorda flares up every now & then it gets red & will have a scaley look to it with sometimes a yellow looking head that is very small can you tell me what this might be?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there Jamie.

The lesion you described can be one of many things clinically.

It could be pyogenic granuloma (misnomer), foreign body granuloma or wart for starters.

Best to take a good clear photograph & upload it using the 'upload data' link on this website

See the dermatologist on the ground for a clearer picture.

Best option for treatment appears removal by use of electrocautery or hyfrecator with qualified dermatologist nearest you in the OPD (outpatient dept.) under local anaesthesia & safe.

Best of luck & wish you continued good health!

Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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