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what is a red bump that hurts like a spider or boil but has a black lookin head on it?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Infected cyst: Antibiotics may be ableto quiet it down but it probably needs to be drained. The cyst wall will be removed at the time of drainage. The cyst wall may need to be removed later after the infection has resolved.
Answered on Nov 10, 2019
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