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Question: white sore spot un upper back(not any type of acne)

 newberrygurl13 - Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:35 pm

I have noticed this white small sore spot get somewhat bigger on the back of my shoulder. It isn't sore until you apply pressure to it. I don't know when exactly it started, but I believe during the summer sometime.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:04 pm

User avatar Hello,The description given is more like a sebaceous cyst or a furuncle.Furuncles are bacterial infections and raised from skin surface and quite painful.They are treated with antibiotic.Sebaceous cyst contain dead keratin and often cause no pain.They can be removed with ease.Acne cysts do have the shoulder back as a location and may need specific treatmant to avoid scarring.Do consult your doctor.

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