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Suggest remedies for a hard painful lump on the neck

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Dr. Grzegorz Stanko

General Surgeon

Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Lump
Question: Hi. I just found today a hard warm lump on my neck/shoulder area. It is also a little painful and it's kind of got a redness to it with a dot in the middle. I was thinking maybe an abcess?
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 58 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please attach a photo of this lump.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for the query.

Can you please attach a photo of this lump? Otherwise it is very hard to give valuable answer.

From you description it might be an abscess. Especially if you have had a lump before the pain has appeared.
The best way to treat it, is its incision and drainage. General surgeon should do that.

Hope this helps.
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