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Red bump on anus cheek, inflamed. What is going on?

A few days ago i noticed a red bump kinda like a pimple under my butt cheek. I went to squeeze it and nothing came out. Well i woke up the next day and it was super red and inflammed. Its very sore and itchy. i had my grams look at it and she says theres a head . What can i do to bring the swelling down and mabye lessin the red area?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
welcome to healthcare magic forum
thank for your quesry
you have bacterial infection -folliculitits ,
redness ,pain ,swelling are typical sign of it .
you need to take antibiotic ,analgesic medicine and apply antibiotic cream over it .
you can do hot fomentation also
do not prick or popped it out without aseptic precaution
i hope i answered your question
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Dermatologist Dr. Neera Kataria's  Response
Hi, thanks for posting your query

from your description it seems to be a boil or furuncle.the following may help:

-Hot fomentation followed by a topical antibiotic like mupirocin twice a day
-A pain killer like ibuprofen or paracetamol to decrease pain and swelling
-oral antibiotic like ceplexin has to be taken for 5 days
-The underlying pus needs to be drained by a simple nonivasive procedure called Incision and drainage , this will decrease the pain and swelling significantly
You may get in touch with a doctor nearby for the same

Hope this answers your query

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