It's becoming clear that Amy Winehouse is just not taking care of herself! She was recently spotted walking the streets with some sort of growth on her arm. And since we just read that more and more Brits are contracting STDs, we decided to intervene, check out WebMD, and make sure Wino's not contagious. The hideous bump and our non-professional diagnosis, after the jump!
The Sun made this delectable closeup of Amy's icky bump. (We zoomed in on the original pic but couldn't see it!)
WebMD's symptom checker says it could be one of several horrible problems! "Skin cysts: noncancerous, closed pockets of tissue that can be filled with fluid, pus, or other material." Like what, silk? Cotton? It could be a cyst, but what about the black crusty thing? Next! "Cherry angioma, a smooth cherry-red bump." Nope! "Dermatofibromas: harmless, round, red-brownish-" Well, her thing is more like back to black. Next? "Epidermoid cysts, also called sebaceous cysts, are non-cancerous skin cysts formed from blocked oil glands on the skin. Most commonly, epidermoid cysts are found on the genitals," EWWW, "trunk and back; but they can also occur in other areas. In general, epidermoid cysts have a round appearance, A dark portion of the cyst is visible on the skin." DING DING DING! we have a winner! What else? "If the cysts become infected, they will become red and tender. When the cysts are squeezed, they can produce a cheesy white discharge." (Blergh!!!)
So what should Amy do??? "The effective treatment of epidermoid cysts requires that the sac of the cyst be completely removed. If the cyst is squeesed and the discharge forced out, the cyst will reappear." Hear that, Amy? Stop squeezing it! "A doctor will be able to remove the cyst by making only a small incision in the skin." Oh, and see a doctor!!!