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I have a small red bump near the base of my penis. Originally

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I have a small red bump near the base of my penis. Originally after shaving it was darker, so i popped it thinking it was a pimple. It went away. 2 months later, in teh same spot, I noticed, after shaving that it was small red bump in the same place?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dermadoc replied 2 years ago.

Dermadoc :

hello

Dermadoc :

thanks for using just answer

Dermadoc :

i will be glad to be of assistance

Customer:

hello

Dermadoc :

what you are describing sounds like bacterial infection of the skin called furuncle.

Dermadoc :

is there a photo you could post here?

Customer:

yes give me a moment Ill get one

Dermadoc :

if you cannot, please do let me know.

Dermadoc :

sure.

Customer:

i can just one more moment

Dermadoc :

no problem

Dermadoc :

i will wait

Customer:

it kinda looks like a scar now since i popped it a while ago

Customer:

Full Size Image

Dermadoc :

ok

Customer:

originally i thought it was an ingrown hair, due ti ots darker color and the fact it went away

Dermadoc :

thanks for the photo

Customer:

but after shaving again the same spot was red again

Dermadoc :

its definitely a bacterial infection, which got irritated again after shaving.

Dermadoc :

nothing worrisome.

Customer:

how do i cure it?

Customer:

ok thank god

Dermadoc :

i would recommend that you can apply neosporin cream over it twice a day.

Customer:

I am only sexually active with one person for years. So i was scared and didnt know what do and i didnt want to confront her thinking she gave me something if she wasnt cheating

Customer:

ok how long till it goes away you think? Can it again return?

Dermadoc :

putting a triple antibiotic ointment would actually aggravate the bacteria as it contains a steroid cream.

Customer:

i thought neo sporin is triple antibiotic ointment?

Customer:

thats what i use

Dermadoc :

no,its not acquired sexually

Dermadoc :

triple antibiotic ointment contains a steroid cream called cortisone, an antifungal cream and neosporin

Customer:

how long till it heals? Will it return again?

Dermadoc :

it will heal in a week.

Customer:

ok i started neosporin yesterday

Dermadoc :

it may not return again, however sometimes due to shaving, the bacteria gain entry into the skin through some erosion.

Customer:

in the same place?

Dermadoc :

that causes this, that place is already susceptible.

Dermadoc :

hence it can happen in the same place.

Customer:

ok. Thank you!!! I am so relieved!

Customer:

what if it isnt gone in a week?

Customer:

could it then be something else?

Dermadoc :

it will go away, in case it doesnt you can use bactroban cream twice a day.

Dermadoc :

it doesnt seem to be anything else right now

Dermadoc :

please dont worry.

Customer:

ok thank you. So if still there in a week, then use bactroban?

Customer:

?

Dermadoc :

yes

Dermadoc :

thats right.

Customer:

ok thank you so much have a great day!

Dermadoc :

welcome

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