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My mom is 82 and presents a lump on the forearm. It is

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My mom is 82 and presents a lump on the forearm. It is raised and slightly reddish. It feels warm to the touch but there are no sores, cuts or scratches near the area.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

this lump could be a subaceous cyst or an infected skin cyst or boil or an ingrown hail follicle.

warm to the touch can be a sign of infection

you should bring her to the ER or urgent care center tomorrow to see if it is infected

to see if she needs a course of antibiotics possibly.

do you have an urgent care center or ER where she can be seen?

is the area tender?