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I have a red bump on face! Just appeared this week very

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I have a red bump on face! Just appeared this week very swollen! I can send pics
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Is this painful?

Looks like an infected sebaceous cyst from oil gland.

Bacterial infection is common ailment.

Can be treated with topical antibiotic cream like erythromycin gel or mupirocin.

OTC bacitracin may betried but may not work in some cases warranting prescription antibiotic cream as I mentioned above.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a better pic I think! It was painful at first? It doesn't look like cancer? It doesn't really look like a mole but it's puffy!
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

It is not cancerous.

Infection is most likely explanation.

Will improve with antibiotic treatment.

Best wishes

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Would it have a small bump under skin?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

yes absolutely.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can u look at one additional pic