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A 31-year-old male asked:

I have a painful red big-pimple like lump on my upper chest. it has no white head. neosporin seems to keep the pain away. whatisit? how do i treat?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Throw away neosporin: There is no possible benefit of any kind by application of antibiotic to this. You neglected to mention how old it is. Might be acne., inflamed tricholemmal cyst abscess. A Dr can examine this and drain it if indicated. It will heal faster after it drains.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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