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Where is the bump? Please provide further descriptions and share a pic
Is this just the one bump? Or are there several such bumps?
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.
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Dr. P. Jyoti
No,, it isnt skin cancer at all, dont worry.
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