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Concord, NH
A 24-year-old female asked:

Painful pea sized lump on left side on back of my neck, hurts constantly even more to touch it. then one above it on back of my skull. what is it?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dia Arpon
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Carbuncle: It could be a staph infection, insect bite, boil, or sebaceous cyst due to a blocked sweat gland. I would have it evaluated by your primary care physician.
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Sleep Medicine 33 years experience
Boils or lymph nodes: Most commonly these are either small boils or lymph nodes and usually self limiting but if worse seek medical evaluation.
Last updated Oct 3, 2015

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