A 25-year-old female asked:
painful red bump on buttock area. now open and drained some liquid which reduced swelling. could this be an ingrown hair or a pimple?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore answered
25 years experience Urgent Care
Possibly started as: You described a draining abcess, a walled off inflammed skin infection. It may have initially been a pimple (comedome), that was scratched and bacterial growth took over in it's compromised state. Open and draining is good. That is what we would do if you came to see us with the red swollen tender bump, if it were ready, we would open it so it could drain. If it stops improving, see a doctor.
Answered on Nov 3, 2014
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