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Abscess on inner thigh ±1 cm.Area around is red&tender.No pus yet.Causing discomfort when walking.What to do to get the pus out?Will neosporin help?

Abscess on inner thigh ±1 cm.Area around is red&tender.No pus yet.Causing discomfort when walking.What to do to get the pus out?Will neosporin help?

See MD: Neosporin will not help. You need to go to see your doctor to see what it is- lymphadenitis vs abscess vs other. Antibiotic should help. If there is a large abscess and if antibiotic does not help-then incision and drainage may be needed- in addition to antibiotic. But go to see your doctor first. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Have 1/2 dollar size abscess on inner thigh. Red/Painful. On Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) X 1 week. No change. How long does it take to go away?

Have 1/2 dollar size abscess on inner thigh.  Red/Painful.  On Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) X 1 week.  No change.  How long does it take to go away?

Needs to be lanced: I am sorry to tell you but antibiotics do not make an abscess go away. You need to see a doctor and have it opened an drained in order for it to resolve. ...Read more

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I have tested positive for MRSA in the past from an abscess on my inner thigh area. Does this mean I will always have MRSA? Dr was very uninformative.

I have tested positive for MRSA in the past from an abscess on my inner thigh area. Does this mean I will always have MRSA? Dr was very uninformative.

Not necessarily: once the infection is adequately treated you will not have an active MRSA infection. your skin has been colonized with MRSA and no one can really know if you will always have it. there are eradication protocols for people who carry MRSA in their nares. i would say that about 1/3 of the people i see in the hospital have MRSA. it's not something to be ashamed of. ...Read more

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I have been getting what my dr calls abscesses on my inner thigh or groin area for about a year now I have been on so much medication and it doesn't seem to help the dr cuts them open and it goes away but in a few days or weeks a new one comes up around t

I have been getting what my dr calls abscesses on my inner thigh or groin area for about a year now I have been on so much medication and it doesn't seem to help the dr cuts them open and it goes away but in a few days or weeks a new one comes up around t

See a dermatologist: These abscesses might result from chronic inflammation of hair follicles or of the sweat glands in that area (this is called (hidradenitis). Many treatments can be helpful, including antibiotic lotions or chronic use of some oral antibiotics to decrease the bacteria, medications that decrease male hormone levels (for women), some acne meds, like acutane, or anti-inflammatory meds (steroids). ...Read more

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What could cause an obese person to have abscesses around his inner thigh muscles?

Friction: In an obese person, skin to skin friction at innet thighs while walking, exercising etc., can cause local irritation which weakens skin barriers and lead to local infection ...Read more

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On The Inner Side Of My Thigh I have Something That Could Possibly Be A Boil Or Abscess , It showed Up Out Of Know When I Woke Up This Morning .

 On The Inner Side Of My Thigh I have  Something That Could Possibly Be A Boil Or Abscess , It showed Up Out Of Know When I Woke Up This Morning .

Foliculitis : staph folliculitis in a groin or inner thigh area is common, and sometimes requires local incision and drainage. Please seek medical care to prevent further spread of infection, since MRSA is also possible ...Read more

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Doxycyline is an antibiotic that the e.R doctor prescribe fotr a abscess that I have on my inner thigh towards my vagina. The medicine makes me vomite?

Doxycyline is an antibiotic that the e.R doctor prescribe fotr a abscess that I have on my inner thigh towards my vagina. The medicine makes me vomite?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline makes many people have nausea and vomiting. It is not an allergic reaction. There are probably other antibiotics that could be used that would not bother you. Enquire. Quite often just draining an abscess will fix it - no antibiotics required. ...Read more

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I have a absess on my inner thigh that comes and goes frequently it stinks?

I have a absess on my inner thigh that comes and goes frequently it stinks?

Probable cyst: This sounds like a sebaceous cyst, or furuncle. By "comes and goes" do you mean that it drains occasionally? This is a typical cyst with sebum, or a waxy interior that can become infected with staph. It can be treated with lancing and drainage and/or antibiotics, but best treatment is removing the cyst and capsule, so it will not recur. This is usually a simple office procedure. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my inner thigh what do i do?

Apply heat: This is the first treatment for almost any boil, and it should be done 20' 4-6x daily and with moisture if possible (warm washcloth or compress) to encourage circulation to the area and drainage of any pus. If this doesn't work, you could need for it to be lanced. If by "inner thigh" you mean vulva, in or adjacent to labia, then you should still use heat, but should also see a doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have multiple accessed on your inner thighs? There are multiple abcesses on my inner thighs and when one would rupture and drain, it'd heal but then grow back. Also the skin on my inner thighs is much darker than everywhere else

What does it mean when you have multiple accessed on your inner thighs? There are multiple abcesses on my inner thighs and when one would rupture and drain, it'd heal but then grow back. Also the skin on my inner thighs is much darker than everywhere else

Sounds : Sounds like you should see a dermatologist. You might have hidradenitis suppurativa, which is a chronic condition where one gets "boils" or "abscesses" in the groin, between the buttocks, armpits, and under the breasts. But, without seeing this, it is hard to know for sure. Sounds like you need some treatment to settle this down. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a boil on my inner thigh it hurts so bad! what are some home remedies that i can try first before going?

Heating Pad: Apply a heating pad to the area. Not for minutes--but for hours. Also, ask a druggist for a "drawing salve," which helps coalesce the boil. Don't squeeze it, as it may drive the abscess deeper into the tissues. Just allow it to "point" and rupture on its own. After it ruptures, use lots of soap and water. ...Read more

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I have a boil the size of a dime on my inner thigh but it hurts very badly. Should i go to the er?

Try a hot pack: You could go to an er, but an urgent care clinic would be much cheaper and likely give equal treatment. You can try hot packs, warm towels, or heating pad to try an increase blood flow to the area and help your body heal it. Sometimes boils heal faster if they are lanced open so they drain faster. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my inner thigh. Is there anything i can do my self? It is one of the most painful things i've felt in a long time. I can't work. Also, i can't afford to go to the doctor until the end of the week?

I have a boil on my inner thigh. Is there anything i can do my self? It is one of the most painful things i've felt in a long time. I can't work. Also, i can't afford to go to the doctor until the end of the week?

Boils : Boils in the groin area could be simply boils, mrsa, or maybe the condition hidradenitis suppurativa. Hidradenitis suppurativa presents as boils, cysts, and sometimes scarring lesions in the groin, armpit, under the breasts, or buttock area. Treatment options are discussed in the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Had a peritonsil abcess on left side, swollen left neck lymph node, now a rash on the lft side of face and left side inner thigh... what can this be?

Had a peritonsil abcess on left side, swollen left neck lymph node, now a rash on the lft side of face and left side inner thigh... what can this be?

Rash: 30 year old gentleman with a past medical history of a peritonsillar abscess with lymphadenopathy now presents with a rash on left side of face and left side inner thigh. The differential diagnosis of rashes is very large. Visit your MD. If you were treated with antibiotics please call the MD who treated you and tell him about your rash. Good luck. ...Read more