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Suggest treatment for painful lumps at the nape of the neck

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Dr. Albana Sejdini

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Posted on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have two very painful red enflamed lumps at the base of the back of my hairline. What can I do?
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 1 hour later
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A photo of the lumps and following additional information required first...

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX wright,

Can you please send a photo of the lumps?

When did the inflamed lumps appear?

Any new detergent used recently?

Do you remember any insect bite?

Any local trauma recently?

Are they localized, or you can see in other parts of your body too?

Mupiricin ointment can help, but ice packs alone should be alternating with warm clothing. So, it would less pressure and inflammation, and pain.

Looking forward to have the requested information and photo in.
Dr.Albana
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