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A 17-year-old female asked:

i have a big bump on my shin similar to a pimple. the skin on it is peeling, and it's tender to the touch. is this something i should get checked?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Could be an abscess or a cyst..Needs attention.
Dr. Michael Bryan
Dermatology 32 years experience
Boils: Yes! sounds like a boil. Boils are often staph infections. It should be seen. Possible treatments include antibiotics and/or draining the lesion.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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