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Do you have any history of lymph node swelling?
Do you have history of Diabetes?
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Did you shave the hair from the area a week or less before the appearance of these bumps?
Do you feel any lumps around the neck? Can you feel them?
Have you tried applying Neosporin ointment on the area?
This is called folliculitis which is a bacterial infection and can be treated with a simple application above.
This is not a sign of STD or any other illness.
Yes, you mentioned you tried cortisone.
The cortisone will or may worsen your condition.
I would suggest you to avoid cortisone.
Do try Neosporin. It is available over the counter.
Do you have any other antibiotic with you ?
Do you Agree with what I have mentioned?
You do not need to take sulfa group of antibiotic.
You can start the application of the ointment I had mentioned to kill the bacteria.
You can also take Tylenol to reduce the inflammation in the follicles.
A safer antibiotic would be Erythromycin or Azithromycin.