About 2 weeks ago, my husband developed an itchy spot just below his ear on his neck. When I first looked at it, it was a bump with a tiny red spot in the center. He said it itched a lot. He proceeded to scratch it a lot until it was bloody and oozy and about 1/2 inch long by 1/4 inch wide. I got him to stop scratching it. He has been applying some antifungal cream I have (not sure of what it is called) and keeping a bandaid up. It has healed but is still a raised welt of the same size. He has been following the bandaid procedure for about 4 days. MAYBE it is less raised. I am not sure.
Probably nothing much. It sounds like there was a pimple or bocked pore or something nondescript, and your husband scratched it out of annoyance or anxiety or absent-midedness, and made it look bigger and worse, which perpetuated the cycle. There's probably no bacteria there, and certainly no fungus.
My advice: tell him to apply bacitracin ointment twice a day, leave it alone otherwise, and wait 4 weeks. The bump will gradually fade (and I do mean gradually), but it will.
If it persists after a month, show it to someone. Bet you won't have to.
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