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Have pea shaped boil under skin. Red and warm. What can it be really?

I have a pea shaped boil/tender ball under my skin it does pert rude outwards enough to notice that the area I m showing has a bump. It is a slightly red and slightly warm. I noticed it about 4 days ago. It is also occurred on top of a birth mark. That spot is where I normal Chaffee so I thought it was a boil but I m now concerned
Asked On : Mon, 30 Jul 2012
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Thanks for writing here.

It seems you are having boil which is a bacterial infection.Do not try to squeeze it out.Keep area dry and clean.Apply a dry gauze dressing over it so that it can become localised and pus will drain out.You need to take oral antiboitics like cephalexin for 5 days along with NSAIDS.

Hope this will help you.Take care.
Answered: Mon, 7 Oct 2013
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