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Suggest treatment for cyst-like bump on center of neck

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: I had a cyst-like bump on center of my neck which got infected. It now is a hard mass under what appears to be normal colored skin. I went to a dermatologist today who said I should cut it out, which would leave a line. It is in the center of my neck and looks flat unless I touch it and feel hardness. If squeezed gently, looks like dead mass of skin (lighter) underneath. I am using cortisone cream twice a day, beginning today, to see if helps. I also wonder about micro needling (derma pen) which might be able to break up the tissue and soften it without surgery. I have had derma pen treatments before, and my skin responds very well to it. It is also very safe. Do you know if this might be an option? This doctor does not offer derma pen or microneedling/stamping. Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
need some details to guide you better

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thank You for contacting HCM. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem.

I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes for your complaint. I Would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please:

1. Since when are you having this problem?
2. any history of fever, sore throat or other infection?
3. are you on any medication?
4. do you or any one in the family has history of diabetes, hypertension, cancer or other illness?
5. have you observed that size of swelling gas recently increased?
6. please share a close clear image of the swelling.

I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours.
Thank You
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Brief Answer: need some details to guide you better Detailed Answer: Hello Thank You for contacting HCM. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem. I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes for your complaint. I Would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please: 1. Since when are you having this problem? 2. any history of fever, sore throat or other infection? 3. are you on any medication? 4. do you or any one in the family has history of diabetes, hypertension, cancer or other illness? 5. have you observed that size of swelling gas recently increased? 6. please share a close clear image of the swelling. I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours. Thank You