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Hard, sore, reappearing red spots

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  • Posted By: Rina W
  • December 8, 2008
  • 11:27 PM

Hello everyone,

I wonder if anyone has come across this kind of thing my husband's suffering from at the moment? It's really strange and we can't even go to the doctor because we live abroad and the doctors here in this country are, to put it mildly, not entirely competent.:)

It's basically a few hard, painful red spots/sores on his body that last for a couple of months until they're almost healed then reappear at exactly the same spot. They start looking like biggish insect bites (that's what we thought they were at first), but they don't itch and are rather painful to touch. With time every spot spreads slightly and their shape becomes more uneven than rounded, but not much--the biggest one is about an inch and a half. They're rather sore and weep some clear liquid (but not puss), then over weeks, they get dry and slightly scabby until they're almost gone, then they come back. New ones appear, too: he's just found one on the back of his head, and he has one on his upper thigh and another on his, ahem, **m. :)

My DH suffers from all sorts of skin sensitivities, an insect bite or a nettle sting can make him really seriously ill, but this is something totally different. Any idea what it could be? Thank you very much!

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