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A 37-year-old male asked:

I have had small painless lumps under my armpit, neck and back . some i have tried to squeeze and out came a whitish, buttery oily stuff. what is it?

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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Epidermoid cyst: It sounds like epidermoid cyst. It is usually just bothersome but not dangerous/cancerous. They usually continue to recur. Consuming a diet low in carbs, milk and high in healthy fats (butter, olive oil. avocados, coconut) should help to reduce their size in a few months. Try warm soaks, application of tea tree oil. They may help too.

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Last updated Nov 8, 2016

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