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A 24-year-old female asked:

I had a boil on my forehead between my eyebrows a month ago,pus drained but left a a hard lump and a scar where the head was.derm gave me another roun?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Boil: The firm lump may be residual fibrosis after the infection drained. If this is so, gradual retraction of the tissue occurs for weeks and eventual shrinkage of the lump should occur. If residual infection is present, the area will be reddened and tender and warm compresses should continue.
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