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Is the bump painful?
This looks like ingrown hair bump.
May not be infected any more.
You can try Salicylic acid 5% peel and Hydrocortisone for itching for 10 days
you should be able to get both online
No it will not --you need salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to cleanse the pores.
Glycolic acid lotion 8% is effective (Alpha-hydrox, Neo-Strata, others).