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Have hard painful lump on back. Has white head and is red. Home remedy?

I have a hard painful lump on the upper area of my back near my shoulder . It s slightly smaller than a quarter but has grown in size since yesterday when I noticed it. The lump and surrounding area is reddened and tender when touched or brushed by clothing. It has a very tiny white head . It feels movable and like its under the skin. What could this be? A boil? I have an appointment with a doctor but could this be taken care of at home? It s beginning to feel itchy.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
From your description it seems that you might be having Infected Sebaceous Cyst giving rise to redness, pain and lump.
Consult surgeon and get examined.
If cyst is there get it removed with sac so there will not be recurrence in future.
Meanwhile you may take some antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicines.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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