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Hello, I have a large (what I think is) a pimple). It resembles a whitehead. Yet it is large and is lasting a few weeks. It is on my outer right thigh?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine

In brief: Cyst

Likely an inclusion cyst on your thigh.
Leave it alone, see your doctor for removal.

In brief: Cyst

Likely an inclusion cyst on your thigh.
Leave it alone, see your doctor for removal.
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Dr. Scott Lindquist
Good idea...I like your thoughts on this
Dr. Scott Lindquist
Pediatrics

In brief: Could be a boil

Most pimples, boils or abscesses get larger and are red and painful.
They do not typically last a few weeks but it could be. I would use a warm compress several times each day to bring to a head and ultimately drain. If it does not drain or improve your really need to see a provider so it can be evaluated and opened, cultured and treated if it is a boil. Don't wait on this it can be serious.

In brief: Could be a boil

Most pimples, boils or abscesses get larger and are red and painful.
They do not typically last a few weeks but it could be. I would use a warm compress several times each day to bring to a head and ultimately drain. If it does not drain or improve your really need to see a provider so it can be evaluated and opened, cultured and treated if it is a boil. Don't wait on this it can be serious.
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