How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Phil, MD Your Own Question
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 55766
Experience:  GP in the United States
55099014
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Phil, MD is online now

I suddenly have small black spots on forehead, now on arms

Customer Question

I suddenly have small black spots on forehead, now on arms and legs. if I sqeaze really hard, a rod of black straw like things shoot out. Some half an inch, some a lot smaller.Just came suddenly 5 days ago
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question Lewis

I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing physician with over 10 years experience

Do you have a picture?

Dr. Phil, MD and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry,no
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this reply Lewis

This sounds like an ingrown and possibly infected hair follicle

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
100's of them, seriously 100's. Legs now and arms.Started on forehead. They feel like ingrown whiskers which I used to get as a teenager
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

That is probably the case Lewis

Did anything change in your life? are you shaving these areas?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not shaving in those areas. I went to hospital in June and was diagnosed with liver hepatitus, from excess drinking in the City for 30 years. I have not touched a drop since and will not. I have even resigned my Directorships so I do not have to go to London anymore to avoid temptation!! So I doubt it is that.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I agree.

But your liver could be damaged

skin problems come from liver issues all the time

I really need a picture

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dr. Phil, did you receive my pictures by email
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

No I didn't

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could you please send me your email address as they are on my mobile. Unfortunately, I am an analogue guy in a digital world!! Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

sent

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just sent them
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I see them

this looks like folliculitis

infected hair follicles

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Phew!! Shall I see my GP or can you recommend something I can buy from the chemist?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

see the GP for sure

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Many thanks for your help, I am at ease now! I shall book an appointed. Thanks again and all the bestLewis
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

welcome :)

Related Medical Questions