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I have a bump on my back

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bump: start by putting some antibiotic ointment on it a few times a day for a few days. If it gets painful or red see a dermatologist
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
It happens: These can be pimples, infected hair follicles or inflamed cysts. When they become painful you can sometimes help them heal with a heating pad that imp ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience Dermatology
Infected cyst: It is probably an infected cyst. A hot compress 3 times a day can help bring it to a head. If it is soft and feels like there is fluid in it, you shou ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khristine Tate
20 years experience Family Medicine
Don't worry: Skin tags are easy to identify and are not harmful. However if you are worried see a dermatologist.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Abscess: This may be an infected hair follicle or developing abscess. See a doctor and in the mean time apply antibiotic cream and wash the back with a salicy ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There is not a way: To diagnose your lesion with the information provided. It would be in your best interest to be evaluated by your dermatologist - especially if this is ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes, : Yes, that will need to be medically evaluated. If you get increased pain, redness, fever, or swelling it will need to be seen as an emergency.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Sebaceous cyst: Sebaceous cysts are very common problems. The occur when skin glands get obstructed and sebum builds up. They may get infected leading to redness pa ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Cyst: It may be a sebaceous cyst that you may want removed. Review it with your doctor. All the best.

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