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A 18-year-old female asked:

recently i scratched a hard bump on my skin (on lower back) and it was red but i felt like its still there deep down in the skin.now i noticed that the big dark scab appeared there and i'm scared...why is the scab so big and dark? what was the bump on my

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Don't be scared: Probably an inflamed tricholemmal cyst. Annoying, not serious. Correct definition of the problem requires exam by medical professional. Probably simple drainage will bring relief.

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