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Angry white-head spot

An angry white-head spot which appeared on my stomach was dealt with using Magnesium Sulphate successfully,some months ago. It has recently re-emerged with a dull black centre and slightly inflamed surrounding area. It is not painful. Should I ignore it, as my body heals well, or does it need attention?

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The answer

This sounds as if you are developing a sebaceous cyst or a blocked pore in the same area as the previous spot.

This is usually not urgent, but can become infected. We would suggest a routine follow up with your GP to confirm this. Your GP may consider removing this if the cyst becomes larger or antibiotics if infected.

Answered by the Health at Hand nurses  

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