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Published At March 2, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I got a fat lump-like structure just below the neck and above the chest due to unwanted hair removal. There is no pus or blood. There is a needle poke-like pain sensation for a few days. What can I do topically or orally to reduce or shrink this and prevent it from returning?

Thank you.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Kindly follow up with relevant photographs for confirmation of the diagnosis and treatment accordingly.

Thank you.

Regards.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am attaching the pictures. Kindly review.

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern. Those are sebaceous cysts, and definite therapy is excision of cysts. It is a minor procedure. If you want to try topical cream, use mupirocin 2 % gel twice daily for two weeks and see for a response; if it is decreasing in size, you can continue it for one month or else plan for an excision procedure.

I hope this helps you.

Thank you.

Regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy
Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Dermatology

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