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Ingrown hair in armpits, painful lump formation, green pus, body pain. Treatment options?

I get ingrown hair under my armpits really bad and usually pop it with a sterile needle & get tweezers to get the ingrown hair out, except this time I know have a huge painful lump the size of a quarter and bright green pus keeps coming out of it. Also my other armpit is starting to do the same thing from the top of my neck to the bottom of my calf muscles are sore and this morning i woke up and can smell and taste infection and i also burp up a taste that tastes like oranges for 2 days now...whats wrong w/ me
Asked On : Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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Dear Concerned.,
Thanks for writing to us.
You have deveoloped Hair follicle infection-folliculitis also called "Hydradenitis Suppuritiva".This condition is occassionally seen in uncontrolled diabetes. It would have even developed due to your carelessness in removing ingrown hair without asceptic precautions.
Pls investigate yourself with Blood for Hb%,TC,DC,ESR,FBS,PPBS //Urine for routine and microscopy//Pus for Culture and Sensitivity.//BT and CT.
Get the area cleared of pus by a Surgical Specialist. Get the area dressed regularly with antisceptic such as Povidone Iodine.
You are also advised to take a course of Antibiotics as per C/S reports, Analgesics ,Proteolytic enzymes and Vitamin suppliments.If you are accidentally found out to be a Diabetic by your test reports., the prevention of Hydradenitis includes strict Diabetes Control.
Wish you a speedy recovery.,
Best Regards.,
Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.,
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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