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I have found a a deep scabby sore on my upper back that is

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I have found a a deep scabby sore on my upper back that is hot on touch. I have not had problems on my back before and have not had any injuries that would cause a wound. I have pictures on request just worried
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
This is most likely an infected sebaceous cystThis location is common for sebaceous cysts and they easily get infectedI would see a doctor ASAP and get this looked atyou probably need antibiotics
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I thought that but this is not swollen... Or any sort of lump or fluid feeling underneath
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
It is already opened upThe fluid likely leaked out already
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would have noticed that though and this is rather sudden.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
perhaps it did it during your sleepI'm not sure but this is the only explanation for this lesion
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
In any event it is infected and you need oral antibiotics
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you, ***** ***** your help and will book an appointment with my doctors tomorrow. Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
you're welcome :)please don't forget a positive rating for me. I appreciate it
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