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Dr. Nair, Dermatologist
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)
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i have a hard, white bump on my nose. i have picked at it

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i have a hard, white bump on my nose. i have picked at it and it is filled with blood, not pus - how do i get rid of the bump

Since when do you have this bump? How did you get it?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
it has been on my nose for several years and i don't know how it happened. it doesn't bother me except for my vanity.
Ok, can you upload a picture of it to the question box?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no pictures
Ok no problem. Are you familiar with how to copy and paste text?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
do not wish to send picture
I understand that. I wanted to send you links to some pictures to view. You can then tell me if your condition looks like any one of them. Is that ok?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Great. Please take a look at the following pictures and let me know if any of them resemble your bump:




NOTE: You will have to copy andp aste each link individually into the address bar of your internet explorer and press enter to view the photographs.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
like number three - except white
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Thank you for the information. Number three is in fact what I was thinking your condition could be based on your history.

The hard white bump could be an Epidermal Inclusion Cyst. This is a condition where a small piece of the skin gets entrapped below the skin surface leading to gradual formation of a cyst. It is a harmless condition.

Treatment options include surgical removal under local anaesthesia (this is a minor OPD procedure) or injection of triamcinolone (a steroid) directly into the cyst.

Edited by Dr Nair on 9/1/2010 at 1:34 AM EST
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