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I have a small lump that started as a pimple. Ive had them

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I have a small lump that started as a pimple. I've had them before and they pop like a sit and go away.this one started with a head but i did not pop it.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 years ago.

Where is the pimple?

How large is it?

Is it tender?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It's on my thigh. And it's about a half inch.It is tender.It looked like it had a black head when it started.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

It soft ,but does'nt hurt .

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the information.

The small lump is likely to be an infection called folliculitis.

It is most commonly due to staphylococcal infection.

Hot water compress , OTC neosporin antibiotic cream can be used.

Sometimes oral antibiotics are also needed.

You need a consultation of a doctor for prescription.

I hope this information will be helpful.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.
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