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I have a bump on my nose and I do not know what it is?

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I have a bump on my nose and I do not know what it is?
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 19 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Please post a pic of the concerned area to provide your with precise diagnosis and treatment plan.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Unfortunately I don’t have a pic but it’s a bump just above the tip on my lower lateral cartilage
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
This happened as I suffer from ocd and I repeatedly squeezed my nose together just above the tip extremely hard for hours and then it got swollen then after a week there’s now a bump
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 19 days ago.

If it is small bump probably not concerning --sebaceous cyst form commonly from oil gland.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
I squeezed it for hours everyday for a week. Now after almost two weeks a bump has formed
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 19 days ago.

ok that is likely sebaceous cyst --a pic would have been better for confirmation.

You should see your doctor for confirmation, although i do not see any urgency for that

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
But it’s been two weeks and the bump is still there
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 19 days ago.

it can remain for 5-8 weeks but will be same size or shrink without any squeezing

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
I have stopped squeezing but after a week the bump has formed and now it’s been two weeks and the bump is still there
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
It will be the same size?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 19 days ago.

yes

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Are you there?
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
How do I get rid of it?
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Why are you taking so long to respond?
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Hello?
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
This is ridiculous! Are you going to answer my question or not?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 15 days ago.

Treatment requires combination approach as detailed below:
Over the counter options:
1. Benzoyl peroxide 5% cream can be applied daily over the affected areas daytime.
and
2. Adapalene gel ( Differin) can be applied at night time to reduce inflammation and scarring.
Treatment needs to be continued for at least 4 weeks.

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 15 days ago.

This thread is old --please do not reply here as I will not be able to see on time.

This question is not part of the original question.

If you need further explanation please open a new thread after rating this thread 5 stars.

Thanks for understanding!