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Small red lump under my r. Armpit for about 2 wks? Little pain. I poked and squeezed it. Yellow stuff and blood came out. Now, open wound. What now?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Good hygine

Sounds like an infected cyat that u drained.
U want to make sure you did not cause it to become infected. U can try warm compresses, wash well, and hopefully it resolves. If it recurs or worsens you should see a doctor.

In brief: Good hygine

Sounds like an infected cyat that u drained.
U want to make sure you did not cause it to become infected. U can try warm compresses, wash well, and hopefully it resolves. If it recurs or worsens you should see a doctor.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Have it evaluated.

If your wound is not healing have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Have it evaluated.

If your wound is not healing have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care

In brief: Simple healing

The real question is what not to do that slows down healing.
Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.

In brief: Simple healing

The real question is what not to do that slows down healing.
Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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