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I have what seams to be a big pimple or cist on my anus. No,

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I have what seams to be a big pimple or cist on my anus.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No, and I'm taking Metformin, benazepril, Amlodipine, Glimepiride
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No, just Diabetes and highpertention
Submitted: 29 days ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 29 days ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Is it painful to touch?

Do you have associated itching?

Blood mixed with stool?

Age and gender?

Waiting for your reply…

Thanks

Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 29 days ago.

Dear,

Thanks for staying online.

I am posting my answer.

It sounds to be Folliculitis.
It arise from Hair follicles and sebaceous (sweat) glands and occur due to the fact that hair follicles become infected, often with Staphylococcus aureus. No need to get panic, this is not a serious issue.
It could also be inflamed cyst.
It is a quite common issue, and usually would get resolve with home measures.

To treat this condition, You can apply a warm, moist washcloth or compress to the affected area 4-5 times a day to relieve discomfort and help the area drain.

You can use over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to affected area.
You can take Tylenol for associated pain and inflammation, it can be taken twice a day.
You should gently wash the infected skin twice a day with antibacterial soap or apply an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment.
You can use a clean washcloth and towel to dry off each time you wash.
You should not share your towels or washcloths, and launder them in plenty of hot, soapy water after every use.

Usually such symptoms will get resolve in a week by these tips.

For peace of mind, please do get clinically examined from your doctor.

Hope this helped

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