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What might I have? Three bumps appeared on leg, one leg two bled out the other swelled development has been about three weeks for all three I squeezed the swollen one and was to believe puss came out clean after and realized a hole about the size of a too

What might I have? Three bumps appeared on leg, one leg two bled out the other swelled development has been about three weeks for all three I squeezed the swollen one and was to believe puss came out clean after and realized a hole about the size of a too

It: It is unclear whether the three are physically in proximity, where on the leg they are located, what associated medical problems you may have and what the inciting cause was (e.g. Trauma?) in any case, what you may have is a furuncle, i.e. Boil. In some patients, the hair follicle get infected, sometimes called folliculitis - this may lead to a deeper and wider skin infection called furunculosis. Carbuncles are series of abscesses in the subcutaneous tissue that drain via hair follicles and are a complication of furunculosis. Frequently developing on the back of the neck, face, armpit, thighs and buttocks, furuncles and carbuncles are caused by perspiration, friction and bacteria. People who are obese, on corticosteroid therapy, or those with defective white blood cell function may be predisposed to furuncles and carbuncles. Furuncles and carbuncles may be treated with warm compresses, which promote spontaneous drainage, as well as oral and topical antibiotics. If the redness increases, particularly if a red streak appears, then you should see your physician. ...Read more

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I have a white puss spot on my leg, it's all red around it and I'm not sure what it is. It started out as a red bump that was ichy, it got way bigger

I have a white puss spot on my leg, it's all red around it and I'm not sure what it is. It started out as a red bump that was ichy, it got way bigger

Infected skin absces: It sounds like you injured your leg or got bitten by something, or you have an underlying problem (like diabetes or smoking) which impairs the normal skin on your leg. You are young, so age is on your side - this will probably go away. Don't "pop" the white spot, but do see a doctor about what to do. Apply warm compresses if tolerable. Collect any fluid that comes out to check for MRSA or infx. ...Read more

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Little cut on leg red rash around it little puss with little puss filled bumps around it?

Little cut on leg red rash around it little puss with little puss filled bumps around it?

Using neosporin?: If you are using neosporin on your cut, you are likely having some allergic reaction to the neosporin--a very commom, yet overlooked condition. I would stop that, keep the skn/wpund dry with a little rubbing alcohol 3-4x/day for a few days and you should be good. If not better, call your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause a "pimple/bump/boil" in the crease of your leg? It releases blood then puss?

What would cause a "pimple/bump/boil" in the crease of your leg? It releases blood then puss?

Infection: This is more common with being overweight, excessive sweating and diabetes. Do not squeeze, it may get much bigger. Use hot compresses to bring to a head naturally. If it does not respond oral antibiotics maybe necessary. Your other drugs and any history of drug alleries is very important if you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I keep getting bumps with puss all over my legs. I don't know if its hives or something else. What could it be?

I keep getting bumps with puss all over my legs. I don't know if its hives or something else. What could it be?

MRSA?: I suggest seeing a doctor for evaluation. It could be an infection by resistant staph which is dangerous. ...Read more

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Cut on leg red sore puss with little puss filled bumps around it?

Cut on leg red sore puss with little puss filled bumps around it?

Probably a boil: Also known as a furuncle. Hot compresses several times a day will help bring it to a head, when it will either open and drain on its own or, more likely, be ready for your doctor to drain it with a small incision. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a large red/pink bump on his leg that is very painful and seems to be filled with a liquid or puss that's surrounded by a rash-ish looking thing. He has gotten it twice and it went away the first time before we could go to the doctors. Is

My boyfriend has a large red/pink bump on his leg that is very painful and seems to be filled with a liquid or puss that's surrounded by a rash-ish looking thing. He has gotten it twice and it went away the first time before we could go to the doctors. Is

Without: Without examining him, it's difficult to say exactly what the lesion is.

It sounds as though your boyfriend could have a skin infection with abscesses or "boils". These usually start out as tender, red areas which become hard and then eventually develop a "head" of white pus. Once this drains, the area usually heals on its own. Most of these are caused by staphylococcus aureas, a common bacteria found on the skin. Occasionally, however, the can be caused by mrsa, the antibiotic resistent kind of staph bacteria.

Next time your boyfriend develops one of these infections, start out by applying warm compresses to the area to help draw the infection out. Then, you should take him to his doctor so that they can drain it, test for what bacteria is causing it and be able to treat him appropriately - sometimes with antibiotics, sometimes just with drainage. If he ever develops fever, chills, or feels ill with this infection, call his doctor immediately.

You can try and prevent these infections by practicing good hygiene and using anti-bacterial soaps. His doctor may have other suggestions for prevention. Good luck! ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a large red/pink bump on his leg that is very painful and seems to be filled with a liquid or puss that's surrounded by a rash-ish looking thing. He has gotten it twice and it went away the first time before we could go to the doctors. Is

My boyfriend has a large red/pink bump on his leg that is very painful and seems to be filled with a liquid or puss that's surrounded by a rash-ish looking thing. He has gotten it twice and it went away the first time before we could go to the doctors. Is

This: This is difficult to answer without a clinical examination so I would see a dermatologist. Perhaps it is a boil or cyst? Read more about treatment options for cysts at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have a purple bump on the inside of my upper leg. It's very sore and tender. Do not see any "head" or any puss. What is this? A boil, a cyst....

I have a purple bump on the inside of my upper leg. It's very sore and tender. Do not see any "head" or any puss. What is this? A boil, a cyst....

Abscess: Likely. Need to examine in order to determine that, but that is most likely. See a doctor in the next couple of days (preferably within 24 hours). This is not a complaint that requires going to an E.R. Urgent care would be preferred if you couldn't get into your regular primary care physician. ...Read more

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I broke out in puss filled bumps under my armpit I thought it was an allergic reaction but now is spreading under my breast and leg what may it be?

I broke out in puss filled bumps under my armpit I thought it was an allergic reaction but now is spreading under my breast and leg what may it be?

Hidradenitis: Infection of the follicles around the hair can present with similar symptoms. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. If treated early, it can prevent scarring
best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Small bumps on arms and legs. Very itchy. No puss. Dry skin. What could it be? No other signs. Allergic reaction or more?

Small bumps on arms and legs. Very itchy. No puss. Dry skin. What could it be? No other signs. Allergic reaction or more?

Probably: An irritative folliculitis...inflammation of the tiny pouches I which your hairs are growing. This is often caused BY SHAVING TOO CLOSE or TOO OFTEN! An antibacterial moisturizing soap may help! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a suggestion!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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My 4 day old baby has puss filled pimple like bumps on his neck, arms and legs. Most are spread but some look clustered. Could this be baby acne?

My 4 day old baby has puss filled pimple like bumps on his neck, arms and legs. Most are spread but some look clustered. Could this be baby acne?

Erythema Toxicum: Nothing to worry about. "e. Tox" is a very common benign newborn rash. Leave it alone and it will go away on its own. ...Read more

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Red bumps some with puss and some like scabs and burn on back, neck, legs and face? Randomly showed up and irritating. Started taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

Red bumps some with puss and some like scabs and burn on back, neck, legs and face? Randomly showed up and irritating. Started taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

SEE YOUR DOCTOR: Either you are having some kind or allergic reaction to the medicine or you are developing a low immune system making you vulnerable for a skin staph infection either way you need to see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment good luck ...Read more

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I have a painful bump on the bottom left side of my heel. There is a small reddish brown spot. When you feel around it the bumb feels like puss sack.?

I have a painful bump on the bottom left side of my heel. There is a small reddish brown spot. When you feel around it the bumb feels like puss sack.?

Puss: If u think it is a infected blister then you will need antibiotics. Depends how big the abscess is-- may need draining as antibiotics may not work on an abscess if not drained. ...Read more

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How do I know what kind of bite this is on my outer thigh? Its several puss filled bumps in about a radius the size of a nickel.

How do I know what kind of bite this is on my outer thigh? Its several puss filled bumps in about a radius the size of a nickel.

Proper exam needed.: What you are describing are "pustules", pockets of infected fluid (pus). Any skin lesions can become secondarily infected. I highly recommend that you get properly evaluated by a primary care physician. He will have to see the skin lesions and maybe to check for swollen glands in order to make any diagnosis. Do it as soon as you can so this localized infection does not become more serious. ...Read more

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There's a pimple like bump on my inner thigh. I popped it the other day, puss came out. It feels like there's a bump inside my skin and it pops inside?

There's a pimple like bump on my inner thigh. I popped it the other day, puss came out. It feels like there's a bump inside my skin and it pops inside?

Please see your: Doctor. There may be an abscess (infection under the skin) still present, or a cyst that may need further treatment. Meanwhile apply warm compresses several times per day, until you can be seen. ...Read more

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I have a sore bump on my inner thigh when I squeezed it clear liquid came out but not puss and The bump is hard?

I have a sore bump on my inner thigh when I squeezed it clear liquid came out but not puss and The bump is hard?

Need more info: A couple of conditions come to mind but it would be difficult to answer your question in this space. I would strongly suggest that you make an appointment with either your family physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the side of my vagina and inner thigh popped it several times and blood and puss comes out but it comes back weeks later. Wat do I do?

I have a bump on the side of my vagina and inner thigh popped it several times and blood and puss comes out but it comes back weeks later. Wat do I do?

Boils: Good to consult a physician. Hopefully, these are ingrown hairs. Warm baths can help prevent these. May represent a bacterial infection requiring antibiotic. We need to check for Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus, if the infections are recurrent. ...Read more

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Red small bumps in pubic hair and inner thigh. Do not itch or hurt. A little puss comes out then bleeds. Went away months ago and has come back?

Red small bumps in pubic hair and inner thigh. Do not itch or hurt. A little puss comes out then bleeds. Went away months ago and has come back?

You may have: staph infection in the hair follicles where you may have shaved and nicked skin. If this keeps up, you may end up getting a folliculitis (infection of a hair follicle by staph or strep bacteria) or worse, skin abscess. Use Hibiclens soap to clean the area once daily and supplement your immune system with raw garlic and vitamin C daily in your diet. ...Read more

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I have a very painful bump on my ankle its swollen and oozing puss. I'm havung trouble walking because of it. Help please.

I have a very painful bump on my ankle its swollen and oozing puss. I'm havung trouble walking because of it. Help please.

Get the pus OUT.: It sounds like the makings of an abscess. You will need to have a doctor examine your ankle to determine the best course of action. Sometimes these sores have to be drained and a course of antibiotics started. ...Read more

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Had a blister type bump on my upper front thigh it looked like it had puss in it but when I barley squeezed all that came out was clear liquid. Herpes?

Had a blister type bump on my upper front thigh it looked like it had puss in it but when I barley squeezed all that came out was clear liquid. Herpes?

Possible: It is also possible to get a lister type lesion from a burn or contact dermatitis.If you recently had intimate contact with someone who has herpes or a similar lesion, then more likely herpes. Check with your doctor for cultures if it hasn't resolved. If it has resolved and come back to same area then it's here's. ...Read more

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I have these hard bumps on inside of my thigh (2 of them). There is no puss and I have been outside a lot in the heat. Are they staph or clogged pores?

I have these hard bumps on inside of my thigh (2 of them). There is no puss and I have been outside a lot in the heat. Are they staph or clogged pores?

Several options: Insect bites, clogged ducts, ingrown hairs, and localized infection are all options. Usually topical treatments like antibiotic ointment and warm packs are adequate treatment. If they continue to get worse, have your doctor check them out. ...Read more

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I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

Maybe: Or maybe an inflamed epidermoid cyst. Or maybe an abscess. Complete drainage is the important thing. Usually antibiotics of any kind are not indicated. If it fails to heal promptly you had best see a DR. ...Read more