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A 34-year-old male asked:

I got a small tiny lump on the skin of my elbow 8 monthes ago, i pressed it and a small amount of white creamy cheese came out, later on got a bit bigger and reddish colour.

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Sebaceous cyst?: Sometimes oil glands in skin get plugged leading to accumulation of oils in a cyst. Sometimes they get infected. If persistent it can be removed. See a doctor if bothersome, but generally not dangerous.
Dr. Aleks Radovic
A Verified Doctoranswered
undefined 7 years experience
Sounds like a ...: Abscess or boil. It would be wise to see your doctor as you might require an antibiotic if the area is still red, warm, inflamed or tender. Best of luck.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Comedone: A small acne cyst associated with a hair. OK to squeeze it out.

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