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Pimple like growth with white head and reddish skin around, painful

It started out like a tiny bump - like a pimple - about two weeks ago below my knee on my shin and now has grown in size about half inch round with white in the middle and reddish around it. When I bump it, it hurts, but otherwise doesn t bother me too much. Should I try to get in to see my dermatologist to look at it? Thank you.
Asked On : Thu, 26 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi...dear dolahart..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
Middle lesion is white surrounding BY reddish..,
means is bacterial infection..,
1) Cap..Ampicillin and Cloxacillin 500 mg 2 times daiy for 5 days.,
2) Apply Fusidic acid and betamethasone cream..on affected area.,
3) Tab Cetrizine daily 7 days..,
Answered: Sat, 28 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Pravin Banodkar's  Response
Thanks for using HealthCaremagic
You should surely show a Dermatologist . They will examine the area and perform certain tests like a skin scraping or a biopsy to rule out fungal infection , eczema or psoriasis .

Answered: Sat, 28 Apr 2012
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