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I have something that looks like a red pimple on my upper

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I have something that looks like a red pimple on my upper ear cartilage.. Doesn't hurt- what could this be? Been putting mupirocin on it.. Could this help?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DermDoc replied 11 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

Since how many days you noticed this red pimple?

Any history of insect bite?

Any history of allergy?

Pain?

Itching?

Any other relevant medical history?
Are you taking any medication?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Just noticed it 2 days ago..
I have mosquito bites at the inner but no itching so I'm assuming it's not that. No allergies, no pain, no other history .
No medication
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Did you look at the pic I sent?
Expert:  DermDoc replied 11 months ago.

Thanks for all these additional information.

I understand your concern.

Yes,I have reviewed your picture and it sounds infection/cyst formation.

So you should apply Mupirocin and take OTC Motrin and Claritin.

Cool compresses with ice wrapped in a cloth can be helpful.

Also watch for any ear discharge,clogged ears,fever then ear infection should be ruled out.

Most likely you'll be fine in next few days with such treatment.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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Thanks.

Expert:  DermDoc replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you! How long do you think it will take to go away?
Expert:  DermDoc replied 11 months ago.

Thanks for the follow-up.

It takes 3-7 days to resolve.

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Dr.Anil

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What would the Motrin and Claritin do??
Expert:  DermDoc replied 11 months ago.

Thanks for the follow-up.

Motrin and claritin relieve inflammation,swelling,redness on cartilage.

You should try such self care measures which provide you good results.

Thank you.Also you have not rated so far.
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Dr.Anil