cutting it off but i'm afraid of doing that. do you have any idea what it might be?
See a dr. There are a few things it could be, but they require a dr.
Oh no... please don't attempt to cut it off! You need to see a doctor as soon as you can! I am not a doctor or a nurse, but I have had something that sounds similar to this and it was an abcess, sometimes called a "boil", but it is basically an infection in your skin and you do not want to mess with it yourself because you can turn it into a more serious infection that can be very dangerous. PLEASE GO TO YOUR DOCTOR OR TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM! This needs to be seen!
Good luck to you!!
While you are waiting to see the doctor, try placing hot compresses on it - as hot as you can stand - for 2 minutes or so several times a day. This will draw the infection up to the top. If this spot is hard, it may be a ganglion cyst, and as long as it isn't pressing on any nerves or veins, it may be best to leave it alone. I had one for a year or so, then one day I looked, and it was gone. Completely. Just don't try to"pop" it or open it up yourself, as a huge infection can result. Take good care - EJ23
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