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Having raised red bumps on back and side of ribcage. Looks like spider bites. How to get cured?

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I have two raised red bumps on my left back/side over my rib cage. they are about 1/2 inches apart. There are no other bumps like this on my body, just two. They look like a spider bite but seem too far apart to be that. There is a scab looking XXXXXXX in the middle of both bumps. There is a small red rash around them.
Posted Fri, 24 Aug 2012 in Skin Rash
Answered by Dr. Rajat Gupta 3 hours later

Thanks for posting your query.

After seeing the image uploaded, it seems like you are probably suffering from furuncle i.e. Skin infection.

You should wash the area thoroughly with antiseptic soap twice a day at least. After washing get it dressed with Mupirocin ointment.

Also take oral antibiotic like Dicloxacillin. For this you will need to get a prescription from physician.

At present the lesion doesn't look to be drained, however if it doesn't respond or increase in size, do consult a surgeon near you.

Hope this helps. Do write back in case you have follow up queries to ask.

Dr. Rajat Gupta
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