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Lump on forearm, itchiness, growing in size, pus discharge. Tried rubbing alcohol on it. Cure?

I have an lump on my forearm it started out small then as it grew it got itchy . I took a shower earlier now it seems to have pus coming out, but that just happened yet I ve been treating it like a insect nite rubbing alcohol on it . What is this?, my email xxxxxplease tell me because I ve been bothered by this for nearly two weeks and it seems to only get worse and is causing me a lot of pain
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Anthony,
Thanks for writing your query..

After reading your post, it seems that the lump you are having on your forearm can be an abscess.
You should get it examined clinically.
If your doctor after examination, thinks that it needs incision and drainage, you should get it drained under aseptic conditions.

You should also get the culture/senstivity of the pus discharge done to knoow the causative organism and the antibiotic suitable for the infective organism.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. Hari Charan Perigela's  Response
It could be infected Sebaceous cyst.
Let the pus out completely.
Please take antibiotic and anti inflammatory drug.
If the swelling does not subside even after the above drugs,you have to get it excised completely by your surgeon.
Wish you speedy recovery.
Answered: Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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