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Having small boil on head in between hair. Not healed for months. Remedy?

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I had a small boil on m head in between my hair. That has not healed for months
Posted Tue, 8 Oct 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
details needed

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query and image.
For now I can think of two possibilities .
1. Furuncle , a bacterial Infection.
2. Sebaceous cyst.
I would like to know the followIng.
1. is there any pain?
2. have you noticed any white material coming out from that.
3. let me know what treatment you have taken till now
4. If possible upload another photograph showing the lesion clearly.
kindly answer the above so I can help you better.
Waiting for your response
thank you
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Follow-up: Having small boil on head in between hair. Not healed for months. Remedy? 14 minutes later
No Pain
No material coming out
No treatment till now

Uploaded one more pic
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
surgical removal

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the description and clearer photograph.
It's not an infection .
It is in fact a sebaceous cyst.
Surgical removal is the only treatment.
Don't worry it is not an emergency and can be removed easily by using radio frequency ablation.
Please XXXXXXX a dermatologist an fix an appointment.
let me know if you have any other doubts
thank you
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Follow-up: Having small boil on head in between hair. Not healed for months. Remedy? 3 minutes later
Is this procedure painful?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
not much painful

Detailed Answer:
Not much. just a small injection of local anaesthesia will an given .
hardly it will take half hour for the procedure.
thank you
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