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Tender, inflamed red lump on back releasing lot of pus. MRSA infection?

My girlfriend has a lump on her back that get really tender! This past November we were on vacation and it release a lot of pus and blood for a week!! Bump seemed to get smaller. Then with in the last few days it has become really inflamed, tender, and red so much it's hard to lay on! Sometimes the pus coming out almost looks like cottage cheese!! Some people say MRSA but we don't think so! Can you help?
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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From what it seems, your friend is having an inflammed sebaceous cyst.
Sebaceous cyst are benign cystic lesions containing thick oily pale yellow/ cheesy discharge underneath skin. The treatment is excision of the lesion. Right now as the lesion is inflammed, do warm water compresses twice in a day. Apply antibiotic cream over it twice in a day. If possible consult a doctor to take oral antibiotics for faster resolution of infection. Once the infection and inflammation phase is over get it surgically removed.
Hope that helps.
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