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A 19-year-old female asked:

i have this bump on my neck that came out puss. not too much but now forms a bump. are there any ways i can help heal it myself rather than goin 2 doc?

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Dr. David Martin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Neck mass: It sounds like you have a sebaceous cyst that became infected. If nothing else is draining now, it will not go away on its own, and may even become infected again. As long as it is not infected, though, it shouldn't cause any issue. If it is enlarging, becomes painful, or keeps getting infected, i would then go to your doctor.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Cyst: Epidermoid cysts usually don't cause problems unless they get very large or the cyst wall ruptures, exposing the inside keratin to the surrounding tissue. This is a problem because the contents of an epidermoid cyst are very irritating to the tissue around the cyst. A ruptured cyst can get red, swollen, and painful. See your doctor and have the cyst removed.

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