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A 26-year-old male asked:

i think i have an infection on the upper thigh close to my buttock. can you see the picture? any suggestions? i have had it for a month now

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Sorry: Can't see the pictures . Might need drainage ;/or antibiotics . Should probably be seen. In the meantime do domeboro soaks 15!minutes 3 times a day. Best!

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