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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My friend has a big red spot on his inner thigh with a hard spot in the middle of it?

My friend has a big red spot on his inner thigh with a hard spot in the middle of it?

Follicle or cyst ?: This may represent a plugged hair follicle or possibly a sebaceous cyst. Material can build up under the skin and can become red/swollen like described. Warm compresses may help a plugged follicle, but a cyst may require removal by a physician. Sometimes plugged follicles are also drained by a physician. These should be addressed before they become too enlarged. ...Read more

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I have a red spot on the inside of my left calf (large) it is warm to the touch and pretty painful. Hurts most when i walk on it, or bend at the knee.?

I have a red spot on the inside of my left calf (large) it is warm to the touch and pretty painful. Hurts most when i walk on it, or bend at the knee.?

An infected cyst: It sounds like you have an infected cyst. You should see your doctor for evaluation. Besides antibiotics, it may need to be opened and drained. ...Read more

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My daughter had what i thought at first to be a simple mosquito bite that has turned into a big red spot on her inner thigh with a lump under the skin?

My daughter had what i thought at first to be a simple mosquito bite that has turned into a big red spot on her inner thigh with a lump under the skin?

Insect Bite...!!!: Dr. J. Ferguson advised warm compress, dr. N. Munmeh- cold; confusing? Any insect bite clean with soap water, if itchy, bumpy: cold compress 1st few hours, hydrocortisone; can give oral benadryl: to reduce allergic response. If after 1-2 days getting even bigger, deeper: warm compress; if not better in couple of days- see her pediatrician to rule out possible infection and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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