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Flaky bump on elbow grew after ingrown hair.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 15, 2007
  • 09:21 PM

I had an ingrown hair on my elbow and I picked it out. It scabbed over and it seems to have grown what seems to be a wort. It seemed to have a dense/tough layer of skin over after the scab fell off and I picked that off too. It then became an endless picking of the tough skin which resulted in a raised flaky dome bump. Since then I have left it alone.

My first thought was it was a common wart found on hands, elbows, etc. However it doesn't look like a wart from pictures I've seen on the web, nor do it have the distintive black dot in the middle. It's been 6 months and is has not grown more than the size of a 1/2 a BB for a BB Gun. It's very flaky and does not itch. It's very semetrical and round.

I rest my elbow on my desk at work and it rubs on my desk all day at work... Wondering if this could be a wart and should be tended to before it spreads. What is your opinion?

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  • I had an ingrown hair on my elbow and I picked it out. It scabbed over and it seems to have grown what seems to be a wort. It seemed to have a dense/tough layer of skin over after the scab fell off and I picked that off too. It then became an endless picking of the tough skin which resulted in a raised flaky dome bump. Since then I have left it alone. My first thought was it was a common wart found on hands, elbows, etc. However it doesn't look like a wart from pictures I've seen on the web, nor do it have the distintive black dot in the middle. It's been 6 months and is has not grown more than the size of a 1/2 a BB for a BB Gun. It's very flaky and does not itch. It's very semetrical and round.I rest my elbow on my desk at work and it rubs on my desk all day at work... Wondering if this could be a wart and should be tended to before it spreads. What is your opinion?I have the exact same thing and have yet to figure out what it is. You described it to a T.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 15, 2010
    • 09:52 PM
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  • I have the exact same thing and have yet to figure out what it is. You described it to a T.I have the same thing on my hand. It started after I gouged a little patch of skin on something. Hopefully someone will give us an idea as to what it is.
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  • I have the same thing on my hand. It started after I gouged a little patch of skin on something. Hopefully someone will give us an idea as to what it is.Me to and I found this. It is what mine looks like and has a disription in the text below if you scroll down a bit. Hope this helps, I;ve been looking forever to.http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3HBpmGGP03s/Sq2kVb5eZNI/AAAAAAAAABg/LJVTUDWeD7o/s320/verruca.jpg&imgrefurl=http://familyfootandlegcenter.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html&usg=__DHasO4FTMCdGsGeoDF8yFXfGBLY=&h=240&w=320&sz=11&hl=en&start=54&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=6XJJ_UAEc3aS_M:&tbnh=89&tbnw=118&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwart%2527like%2Bwound%26start%3D40%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1I7DKUS_en%26ndsp%3D20%26tbs%3Disch:1
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