not directly on the bikini line but a bit farther in on the left side. I get these often in the summer but this one has grown to about the size of a dime. It's red and hard when I touch it but after going swimming today in a chlorinated pool, it has started draining. It smells god awful and it's to the point where it hurts to walk. I have a gauze patch over it now and I'm wearing loose fitting shorts so it can air out but does anyone know what this is or how I can get it to drain faster? It started to feel better once some of it drained out but it still really hurts and there's a lot of fluid in it. It also feels like there's a hard lump in with it.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:33 PM on May. 30, 2011 in Health
It sounds like like you have an skin abscess. It will not get better without medical help in most cases. Does it look like this?
Unlike other infections, antibiotics alone will not typically cure a skin abscess. In general, abscesses must open and drain to improve. Although sometimes an abscess will open and drain spontaneously, it often needs to be lanced (incision and drainage) by your doctor. In worst case, some need surgery.
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 10:48 PM on May. 30, 2011
Answer by mamaofficer at 10:51 PM on May. 30, 2011
Answer by Amberlovesher3 at 10:51 PM on May. 30, 2011
On the other hand it could be a boil. Does it look like this? With a boilk, unless its real big, u can poop it yourself by using warm washcloth over and over, just do not use a needle, it may cause and infection.
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 10:52 PM on May. 30, 2011
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 10:56 PM on May. 30, 2011
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Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 11:39 PM on May. 30, 2011
Answer by DDWay at 12:06 AM on May. 31, 2011
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