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Large red lump on jawline

Patient: I have a large red lump just below my jawline on the left side. It started as a pimple under my skin and 3 days ago I woke up and it was big

 

 

Symptoms: Itchy

 

 

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Doctor: Hello,Thank you for asking your query on ATD.What we can see on your mandible is a simple boil.Some of the boils l iquefy and burst out in the form of pus. Some are stubborn and remain as a small lump. There is a possibility that it is infected acne or it can be cystic acne.You are advised to consult your physician who may examine and advise you further treatment. He may give you a course of antacids and analgesics.You may require minor incision and drainage.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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