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Bump on back head, swollen, pain, headache, infected hair follicle

Hello to who it may concern, I have starting experiencing pain and swelling and now a bump the size of a half dollar on the back of my head in occipital region. It has become painful, and sore. I have headache from it. My thought from some research I have done it maybe a infected hair follical, but of course not sure. I did get a haircut last week this has maybe gave me reason to think it maybe this.
Asked On : Fri, 4 May 2012
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Jan 2014
hi. yes it could be a furuncle with cellulitis.
1.Do hot fomentation
2.Take oral antibiotics for a week like Amoxycillin/Augmentin/Cefadroxyl/Cefpodoxime
3.Apply Topical mupirocin ointment twice daily
4.Take oral NSAIDs like Voveran/Ibuprofen for decreasing the pain and swelling
Answered: Tue, 5 Nov 2013
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