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Hard sore red lump thing, pimple down below, sore to walk and sit down with it. Is it a boil?

hey, I am a 17 year old girl and I've noticed a hard sore red lump thing like a big pimple down below.. I think its a boil but I'm not too sure and I am too embarrassed to go to my doctor about it. Its really sore and its sore to walk and sit down with it, is it a boil? or is it something more serious? what are the home remedies to healing it? PLEASE HELP!! I've had enough of this pain :(
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Seems like you have developed Folliculitis over the groin region
Now firstly i would advise you to keep the area clean and dry as much as possible...Do not apply any kind of moisturizing creams/lotions or oil over the affected area....Wear cotton undergarments so as to decrease the amount of sweating..
Clean the area with lukewarm water twice a day and apply an antibiotic cream like mupirocin gel over the area twice daily...
If inspite of the above measures, the lesion persists or continues to increase in size, then you might need a course of oral antibiotics along with pain killers..In that case, i would advise you to visit a dermatologist for proper assessment and treatment

Hope it helps
Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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