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A 23-year-old male asked:

I have a small pea sized painful to touch bump back at my hairline at the back of my neck for about 3 days, what could it be?

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Sebaceous cyst: and pilar (trichilemmal cysts) are common in this area and if painful may need to be reviewed by your doctor to check not infected. Here is some general information on skin cysts, but for specific diagnosis and management you will need to consult your doctor. https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/cutaneous-cysts-and-pseudocysts/
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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Pimple: A hair follicle could be infected.Give it a few days because it can resolve on it own. If bigger and painful ,see your doctor.
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Last updated Aug 2, 2018

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