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I have a dime size lump in back of my head and today at base of my head right side is sore to touch and throbbing a bit and swollen as well. size of r?

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Infection? Gland?: Hard to tell and if painful infection needs to be excluded rapidly. Please seek urgent medical attention particularly if fevers/unwell. You will likely need a physical examination.
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Could be a boil: Infection of the skin, superficial, that can cause pain that is throbbing and is sore to touch Usually either settles by itself or opens up to let the pus out.
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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Lump: Possibly, you have folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicle). Please see your doctor to receive some antibiotics.
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Last updated May 5, 2017

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