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Small fat deposits on scalp, content came out when opened up. How to control?

Hi , I have had some small fat deposits on my scalp for years. They are not itchy or painful. Recently one of them opened up and the fatty content came out. The next day I saw a boil with pus which would hurt if I touched it. It also opened up during sleep and all the pus came out. Now the area does not hurt anymore and has never been itchy. But sometimes small amounts of pus continues to exist. I applied neosporin on the area for a day. Can you advise if I am worsening the situation?
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi dear what i find from ur history is that it is a sebaceous cyst. Usually these are painless but may be painful sometime. They keep on discharging their content time to time. But only permanent cure is surgical removal. Dont worry it is a minor surgery lasting few minutes. So i suggest u to meet a dermatologist. Thank u
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