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What is a red bump that started out looking like a bug bite,

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What is a red bump that started out looking like a bug bite, then started looking like ingrown hair and now looks like it needs to be popped. It itches. It is on my son's abdomen
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This is likely a folliculitis or inflammation of the hair follicle.

Bacterial infection causes it commonly.

You can pop it with warm water.

Topical antibiotic like bacitracin ointment can be tried.
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