A 60-year-old male asked:
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i had a boil in november on the lower back of my head, bad-smelling clear pus came out when i squeezed it, then it healed. now i have a reddish raised bump in that spot. what could this be/what should be done, if anything?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Skin care: 60 year old gentleman with history of a skin infection versus cyst. You should visit a dermatologist in the office to examine your skin. It is possible that this is a self-limited skin infection or infected follicle or it could be a sebaceous cyst which has lining that will elaborate keratinous grummus until that lining is scraped. Your dermatologist will be able to evaluate this for you.
Answered on Mar 31, 2016

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