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Dr. P. Jyoti, Consultant MD
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I have a new appearing bump, no, no

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I have a new appearing bump
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no
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Customer: no
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 14 days ago.
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 14 days ago.

Where is the bump? Please provide further descriptions and share a pic

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
File attached (LMGLVMV)
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
It has been there the past 3 days
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 14 days ago.

Is this just the one bump? Or are there several such bumps?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Just one bump
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 14 days ago.

You are likely to be having Folliculitis.

This is a common infection of the skin which occurs due to staph bacteria. It is also called a boil or furuncle.

Home care will usually suffice to help in this. You should wash with clean water and soap. Keep the area dry. Apply warm compresses if there is pain. Apply Ointment Savlon/ Neosporin (OTC) twice daily on the areas after cleaning . You have to continue applying for one month otherwise it can recur.

If the infection continues, you have to show your doctor and get prescription ointments like Fucidin or Bactroban which are specific for staph bacteria. These ointments will clear off this infection. They also have to be applied for one month.

Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 14 days ago.

Hope this resolves your query. If you need more help, just write back here so l can continue to assist. Stay safe!

Dr. P. Jyoti

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
you don’t think it is skin cancer? Thank you
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 14 days ago.

No,, it isnt skin cancer at all, dont worry.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Thank you so much you’ve put my mind at ease!
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 14 days ago.

Glad to help.

Wish you best of health. Have a great day!

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