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A 38-year-old female asked:

I have a cyst under the skin, between the spine and left shoulder, as a nut.doctor said to operate but not now cous is very hot and can become infected.

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Sebaceous Cysts: This benign but very common problem. It is wise, when one has an infected sebaceous cyst, to calm it down first with antibiotics before it is surgically removed.
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