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I have a bump on my back. Its hard and about a size of a dime.

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I have a bump on my back. It's hard and about a size of a dime. It's been there for a week. I thought it was a pimple and tried squeezing it but nothing really came out. I tried rubbing alchohol and an oxy creme but it's not working. Is it anything serious or will it go away eventually?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  dermdoc19 replied 5 years ago.

dermdoc19 :

Would ;you be able to send a photograph?

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its right in the center of my back so its difficult for me to even reach it

dermdoc19 :

You should try Burow's compresses on it. This can be obtained at any pharmacy. Put a tablet or packet in a 1/2 quart of luke warm water and compress. Do this twice a day for twenty minutes. If this does not cause the lesion to go down after three days, I would consult with a physician. This may be an epidermal inclusion cyst, sometimes mistakenly called a sebaceous cyst or wen. You definitely do NOT want to squeeze these: if they are infected you may spread the infection.

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