A 5-year-old male asked:
my son has an large red bump on his leg that seems to contain pus. he has had it 5 days and is very raised now with red ring in surrounding area.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Skin abscess: It seems clear he has a skin abscess (boil, carbuncle). It might need incision and drainage and perhaps an antibiotic. It could be serious or become so soon. Don't try to treat this yourself or with advice only from a pharmacy. He needs to see a doctor ASAP. Good luck!
Answered on Aug 9, 2019
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