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Red bite with white center, diagnosed as scar tissue, bleeds occasionally, similar bites on neck. Suggestions?

i have had a red bite with white center for 2 weeks now. my doctor said it is scar tissue from a bite, but i was able to get blood from it. is is on my jaw and not painful anymore just ugly. we did see two small bite marks initially and it was about 7 cm wide growing to 10cm in 2 days now about 4 cm long going down my neck
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Welcome !
I would be pleased to answer your question .

Your history and clinical picture are suggestive of Folliculitis or granuloma pyogenicum .
what I recommend:

1. Mupirocin ointment twice a day for 5-7 days whenever the bumps come. If there is no improvement within 3 days of this then you will require a 5 days course of an oral antibiotic like Dicloxacillin 500 mg three times a day.

2. Dial Antibacterial liquid soap for bathing. Continue this even when asymptomatic.

NOTE: Dicloxacilllin and mupirocin will require a prescription so I would recommend discussing my recommendations with your GP/family physician. Bacitracin is an OTC alternative to Mupirocin cream.

Please feel free to ask if you have any queries.
Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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