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My husband has a swelling on the nape of his neck which he has had for several months. It is the size of a nickel. It is not at all red. It has a circle on the outer perimeter which looks whitish and is slightly raised and puckered. The inside of the circ

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Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine

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The fact that it's been there a couple of months and hasn't worsened is reassurring. It could be something as simple as a kind of fungus called tinea. However, it really should be checked out by a doctor at your earliest convenience.

In brief: Hard

Hard to know without seeing this in person.
The fact that it's been there a couple of months and hasn't worsened is reassurring. It could be something as simple as a kind of fungus called tinea. However, it really should be checked out by a doctor at your earliest convenience.
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