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What type of doctor should I see for an abscess in my groin area. It comes a head, oozes some pus-like smelly liquid then gets hard & painful again.

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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Surgeon

This sounds like hidradenitis suppurativa.
This is a skin disease affecting the apocrine glands in the axillary or groin regions. A surgeon can help this problem surgically. You may also want to consult with an infectious disease doctor.

In brief: Surgeon

This sounds like hidradenitis suppurativa.
This is a skin disease affecting the apocrine glands in the axillary or groin regions. A surgeon can help this problem surgically. You may also want to consult with an infectious disease doctor.
Dr. Kenneth Lee
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Internist or Surgeon

I would see if it resolves after treating with antibiotics prescribed by an internist or infectious disease specialist.
You need to take antibiotics that cover staph.Aureus both methicillin sensitive and resistant strains as well as covering strep. Pyogenes. I would also soak it with hot salt water. If it doesn't resolve you will need incision and drainage by a surgeon.

In brief: Internist or Surgeon

I would see if it resolves after treating with antibiotics prescribed by an internist or infectious disease specialist.
You need to take antibiotics that cover staph.Aureus both methicillin sensitive and resistant strains as well as covering strep. Pyogenes. I would also soak it with hot salt water. If it doesn't resolve you will need incision and drainage by a surgeon.
Dr. Michael Ein
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