A member asked:

I have a boil under my arm. i have never had one before in my life. i got it popped yesterday but it is still causing me severe pain and bleeding.?

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Dr. Eric Lullove answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Infection: A boil, also called a furuncle, is a deep folliculitis, infection of the hair follicle. It is most commonly caused by infection by the bacterium staphylococcus aureus, resulting in a painful swollen area on the skin caused by an accumulation of pus and dead tissue. The pain is from the resultant infection. The need here is to see your doctor and get started on antibiotics and local wound care.

Answered 10/3/2016

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