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Shaved the back of my hair, pimple formation, tried to pop it, now big and hard. What does this indicate?

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dont no wat it is ii shaved the back off my hair an got a pimple i tryed to pop an now its big and hard what is it
Posted Sat, 5 May 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. P V S Prasad 3 hours later

Thanks for the query.

Since the pimple grew after you popped it, this might be a 'furuncle'. Furuncle is caused by Staphylococcal infection.

You may try over the counter ointment like mupirocin ointment thrice daily for a couple of days. If it does not get better, you may need oral antibiotics like azithromycin. As antibiotics are prescription drugs, you need to consult your primary doctor for a prescription.

In addition, if you are past 40 years, I also suggest you to get your blood sugars checked.

Hope I have answered your query. Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.

Dr. PVS Prasad
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