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A 19-year-old female asked:

i have these pus and blood filled bumps under my arms for a while but no i have one on my inner thigh. what should i do??

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
See your doctor: You should be examined by your doctor. You may have an infection that needs to be treated. The only way to do that properly is to be seen by a doctor.
Dr. Maureen Ziboh
Family Medicine 26 years experience
A skin condition: called hidradenitis suppurativa. This is a condition where you have cysts that come together usually in the sweat producing glands. They become painful and can form abscesses. Sometime you may need antibiotics for this.

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