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How can a persistent shiny bump on the body be treated?

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Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Question: OKay, so what does this look like to you?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Answers few questions

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
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.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (20 minutes later)
I'm not sure how long it has been there, maybe a month or two, i noticed it after trimming down there, it is painless and very rarely itchy, and I believe it started on normal skin, have not noticed this anywhere else on my body.

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
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Doesn't look like any STD, apply topical antibiotic for 2 weeks

Detailed Answer:
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.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (46 minutes later)
Can I get the topical antibiotic at any store or would I need a prescription for it?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Not sure whether it is available over the counter,

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

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.

Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (11 minutes later)
OK, thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome!!

Detailed Answer:
You're Welcome!!

All the best!!


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Brief Answer: Answers few questions Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic 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. Regards Dr Asmeet