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Question: Bump on skin smells like cheese

 healthyseeker - Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:55 am

About 6 years ago I had a blemish on my back get infected. The doctor drained it and it healed but with a raised bump. It does not hurt and no discharge, but lately it has been smelling badly like cheese. What is this and what would help this stop smelling? Thank you.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:21 pm

User avatar Hello,A sebaceous cyst is a sac filled with cheesy material.Actually dead keratin which makes up for our skin and hair protein is the content.Possibly some left over remanant of the earlier cyst has regrown and causing symptoms.Surgical removal is an option.These are not serious.Ok?
 healthyseeker - Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:43 pm

Thank you Dr. M, I will make an appointment to have it removed. I am glad it is not serious, you have eased my mind.

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