A member asked:

A goose egg like bump on my arm about 2 inches wide with a red bump in the middle that has a head. the head is white?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Sounds like abscess, boil, or infected cyst. Any recent injury to area—scratch, insect bite? Try warm compresses to encourage it to open & drain. Wash with warm, soapy water; pat dry. If lump gets larger, redder, more painful, see pcp for treatment. If u have history of boils, may need antibiotics.

Answered Nov 28, 2017



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