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mysterious bump

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 9, 2011
  • 07:52 PM

i have this bump thats lasted for 4 weeks now and at first i thought of it as a pimple so i cleaned it and popped it 2 and a half weeks ago. At first it was flesh colored and smaller. Now its larger and its red and has blood and puss coming out of it...is this the same thing?

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  • This could very well be an infection. I would definitely go to the Dr. I was surprised when I asked about this little pimple like bump on my daughter. I assumed it was just a pimple! But he said no, it was an infection. He actually had to lance it and get all the pus out, then put her on antibiotics and it cleared up completely. I was shocked when I saw all the pus that came out! So yeah, I would get it looked at just to be safe. Infections can get pretty nasty if not dealt with in a reasonable amount of time. It's very likely that even though you cleaned it, something could have gotten in there and has been festering. You can try neosporin in the meantime until you can get to the doc. Probably won't cure it, but maybe can keep it from getting worse. Good luck!
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