How can a persistent shiny bump on the body be treated?
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I have reviewed the attached photograph and there are few possibilities.
It could be a hypertrophic scar or a benign tumor like dermatofibroma or spitz tumor.
I would like to ask you few questions:
What is the duration of the lesion?
How did it start like it started on normal skin or after some infection or trauma on the area?
Do you have any itching, burning or complaints on the area?
Is it present anywhere else on the body?
Kindly revert with the answers.
I'd also like to add that it was a semi-flat shiny bump and then I tried to pick at it but it just bled a little bit and was back to normal overnight, very very strange.
I'm worried it might be an STD
Doesn't look like any STD, apply topical antibiotic for 2 weeks
According to your complaints it could be an acneform lesion in addition to the possibilities I have mentioned already.
It is not looking like any STD.
I would recommend you to apply topical antibiotic like benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel on the affected area twice daily for 2 weeks.
An acneform lesion will respond to it.
If it doesn't show improvement consult a dermatologist and get it checked and go for excision biopsy if required.
Not sure whether it is available over the counter,
I don't know whether it is available as over the counter in your country.
You can try finding it in some store first.
If you don't get this apply Neosporin ointment on the affected area twice daily.
It is an over the counter antibiotic.
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