My mom has been to 11 different doctors including doctors at the reputable Mayo Clinic and UAB in Birmingham. Nobody has been able to give her a diagnosis or treatment! These lesions begin as cysts on her face. They ulcerate and create "holes." They are painful, and her face is swollen. She has had these for 3 years and has had every kind of test imaginable with no luck. We think they started after a tooth abcessed, and a large golf-ball sized cyst was removed from inside her mouth. After that, these cysts started appearing - they're only on her face. Nine have been cut out, but they keep coming back in the same spot or very close by. There is one now on her lip that is basically eating away her lip. She is so depressed. Some of the doctors have insinuated that she is "picking" at her face and causing these herself!! I cannot tell you how helpless I feel! Please look at the pictures, and if anyone knows anything that might could help us, I will be forever grateful. One doctor diagnosed it as pyoderma gangrenosum, but that doesn't normally begin as cysts, and all of the other doctors said that was NOT it, sooo.......she is taking Dapsone, and it seemed to work for a while, but no more. Please help and God bless you.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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