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I have had a lump on my jaw for about a month. I thought it

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I have had a lump on my jaw for about a month. I thought it was a zit at first but I can feel it under my skin and it's much bigger. It didn't bother me until yesterday when it suddenly started feeling sensitive and painful to touch. Is this something I should see my doctor about?
JA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?
Customer: I have had it about a month. It is hard.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I am pre-diabetic. I have no other physical illnesses.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

What is your age?

What is the size of the lump?

Could you please post a picture of the lump?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I am 28. The lump is half an inch on the surface but about an inch under the skin. I cannot post a picture, but it is red. It looks and feels like an insect bite, but I have had it for a month and it just became painful.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

Your symptoms are suggestive of infected sebaceous cyst or inflamed dermoid. Following measures may help you;

1) Cold compresses

2) Ibuprofen

3) Neosporin cream.

You may need a course of antibiotic, if these measures are not able to resolve the symptoms.

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