I am prone to boils in my vaginal area. Recently i felt one developing and tried draining the little bit of pus inside and put alcohol on it nightly. But it just dried up and now its kind of a deep lump under my skin. was the aclohol a bad idea? Do i need a doctor to get it drained? could it have been something other than a boil though i am having no other symptoms.?
Without examination,confirmation of a diagnosis is tough but it can be a sebaceous cyst instead of a boil. A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac occurring just under the skin which contains a "pasty" or "cheesy" looking substance called keratin.They may occur anywhere on body. Blocked sebaceous glands, swollen hair follicles and excessive testosterone production will cause such cysts.
Generally no treatment is required but they become painful then it means they are infected,Then surgical excision by traditional wide excision, minimal excision, and punch biopsy excision may be required.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing and if you have any additional queries.
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