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Dr Basu, Doctor (other than dermatologist)
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Experience:  MD
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What is this bump?

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What is this bump?
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

Greetings, this is Dr. Basu, experienced Medical Specialist.. I am double board-certified with many years of experience. I did review your inquiry and I am hoping to give you
at least some guidance here. Please ignore any call requests as they are automated responses by the website and not sent by the experts! TEXTING would be fine.
Please give me some time to review your question. Please be patient with me as I am on and off the computer so responses can be delayed at times, but I will be happy to help.

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

Is the bump painful?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
No it’s not painful It’s itchy I’ve been doctors they gave me antibiotics but it didn’t clear it up.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

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

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Where do I get that? Can I put germoline on it? With hydrocortisone get rid of it?
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
How do I get the ingrown hair out?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

you should be able to get both online

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Will germoline work on it?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

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).