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Have a red bump with a raised dark and black center. Should I be worried?

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I have a red bump or patch about the size of what would be a bug bite with a raised dark, almost black center. This is completely new and only noticed it today. It doesn't itch or anything either. Is this something that I need to worry about?
Posted Sat, 2 Nov 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
you dont need to worry

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query.
lf lesions is asymptomatic you don't need to worry much.
In any type of infection inflammation there must be either pain or itch.
The black centre is probably due to accumulation of iron pigment derived from blood.
Slowly it will disappear.
However I would like to see an image of the lesion.
This will help of in giving a closer diagnosis.
Please upload a photograph.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you.
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Follow-up: Have a red bump with a raised dark and black center. Should I be worried? 8 minutes later
Here is a picture of the problem
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Looking like bug bite

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the photograph,
It is looking like a bug bite only.
You dont need to wory,
Just apply an antibacterial cream like mupirocine.
This will prevent bacterial infection.
You will get relief from this lesion within a week.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you
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