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red raised bump, is more of a one inch line one my arm. it did have a small hard head to it but went away. main bump still there, itches and stings?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Bump on skin: May be infection1 inch is large Does it hurt/ becuase it may need to be opened and pus removed and antibiotics given. Alternatively could be allergic reaction to bug/environment but at 1 inch would still give antibiotics .would go to urgent care /doctor and have it checked out. today
Dr. Timothy Beck
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Bug bite: sounds like a bug bite with residual inflammation. Try applying hydrocortisone ointment twice a day for several days and see if it goes away. If not away in 1 week. see pcp

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