A member asked:

I had a big pimple that i didn't get fully popped a few months ago. i noticed that the skin healed over the leftover puss, leaving a bump on my neck. now, the bump has become tender. i've been popping it like a pimple every few hours, but can't seem to ev

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Daniel Allen answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Please be seen: That sounds like an infected sebaceous cyst. You will need to see your primary care doctor and he or she can remove it with a simple in office surgery. It will not go away until the cyst sac is removed. I suggest getting in as soon as possible to avoid any further infection risk.

Answered 1/5/2019


Dr. Jeremy Porter answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

I & D: If you cannot express enough fluid to keep this wound from continuing to drain, you'll likely need to have this lesion incised and drained by a medical professional. Go to your PCP or your local urgent care to have this taken care of. It may not get better without medical intervention and/or an antibiotic. Good luck!

Answered 1/23/2016



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