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Spartanburg, South Carolina
A 27-year-old female asked:

Believe i have a infected ingrown hair on leg. hig red spot big bump with yellow pus coming out. so sore and hard and tight. what can i do to heal it?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Abscess?: It sounds like you have an abscess that may require drainage, and maybe an antibiotic if quite large, surrounding redness, or fever. There are no reliable home remedies or over-the-counter treatmetns. See a doctor ASAP, and in the meantime do not squeeze or probe it or attempt any treatment yourself.
Last updated May 22, 2018


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