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ihave had a small hard lump on the surface of my cheek that grows a hard white pimple like head for 4 months.i scratch it comes back?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
May be a skin cyst: A bump on the skin that has whitish stuff inside, but is not pus as in a pimple, is likely a skin cyst that contains skin oils and skin cells. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can look at it to see what can be done. Sometimes, keeping the cyst empty for a while will allow it to shrink in size. Other times, a bothersome cyst needs surgical removal.

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