lump on my arm

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had it for a few weeks then it went down and then I couldn't stop myself picking at it and it went up again, initially was just a spot with pus inside. Any idea what it could be?

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    Hi Fake ~

    It could be a fatty deposit lump. You can be as skinny as a rail and get these.  Keep checking it and if it gets larger, see your GP, BUT!! stop picking at it!

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    I haven't any idea without guessing, thats why you should be visiting your Dr so they can tell you exactly what its most likely if not exactly to be &whats best to put on it. We can say oh try this & that and it could be making it worse! Please get back after, to keep us up to date what the Dr's say.
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      The thing is it might be infected, if the skin is broken and if so will only get worse unless you get antibiotic's to clear it up.
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    If it had pus in it it sounds like a small boil [looks roughly like one too].  When it bursts then the usual thing is that all the pus comes out and the boild heals.

    I would suggest that perhaps all the pus did not come out. Try bathing it with hot water and if it does not go away as others say - see the doctor.  It may need antibiotics but I'd guess that it is not otherwise serious

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