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What causes sebaceous cyst in the groin and under arms with blood and pain?

I have taken my 13yr old in to see doctor pediatrician/ pediatric urologist regarding sebaceous cyst in his groin where hair grows (non on penis) . He is also starting to get them under arms where hair grows. I was told that he d grow out of it. Well they recur alot. are sometimes open and ooze or bleed. they are also painful. he has Down s syndrome and his teacher and I are both very concerned as he scratches at the are alot and keeps saying hurt me . some of them get very big. i feel helpless. ive read about laser treatments. who does this and what kind of doctor should I seek out for help?
Mon, 19 Aug 2019
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According to your history, it may HYDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA.

It is bacterial infection and not respond to normal treatment. It requires surgical intervention. Consult good dermatologist or surgeon. You have get good treatment.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Puvvula Kishore Kumar, Dermatologist
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