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Ingrown hair in the groin area turning into a knot under the skin. Have pus formation. Treatment?

I have what I think is an ingrown hair right on my bikini line and for a couple months it just got bigger and turned into what felt like a knot under the skin, then the skin around it turned a purple color. Just recently it opened and blood was draining from it but no pus, now it's just a liquid that is orange on cotton balls and I don't know what it could be. The hair hasn't come out of it yet
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
Sometimes ingrown hair can lead to inflammation and infection of hair follicle to cause a boil or furuncle. The groin area as such is prone to have bacterial or fungal infection due to it being moist and warm where fungus and bacteria thrive well. The orange fluid that's draining is serum.
To treat the same, do warm water compresses followed by application of mupirocin cream. If the lesion does not heal consult a dermatologist to take a course of oral antibiotic..
Hope that helps.
Take care
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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