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About 3 years ago I had to raised lumps on my face. Look

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About 3 years ago I had to raised lumps on my face. Look like they have a small hole in centr my doctor had no idea and said I would get no more but now I have them in patches
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 12 months ago.

Hi Mo. Can you upload a picture or two of the lumps?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Photographs as requested. Mo Woodcock
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 11 months ago.

While I cannot determine the origin of these lumps without examining you in person, of course, the pictures do suggest a couple possibilities. One is actinic keratoses, also called solar keratoses, are pinkish or flesh colored, slightly scaly growths that typically appear on sun-exposed areas. If left untreated, up to 10% develop into basal or squamous cell cancer. Almost all AKs can be eliminated if treated early, usually by cryotherapy, topical creams, phototherapy or surgically.

Another consideration would be mulloscum contagiosum, a benign, relatively common viral infection of the skin that results in painless flesh colored bumps with a small central depression. While it is more common in children, it can affect adults and spreads through direct person-to-person contact. They usually disappear within a year or two but may develop for up to 5 years and can be removed with creams, scraping, freezing or laser therapy.