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Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Greetings. I am again sending you pictures of my inner thigh. I visited the dermatologist yesterday who injected an anti inflammatory and considers it a feruncle or abscess. It's kind of shiny and doesn't hurt unless I rub it when walking. Does this round pinkish shiny thing look like it will go away without being cut off by the dermatologist?? Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Management of Furuncle

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic,

I have gone through your query and the attached pictures.

The lesion seen in the picture is mostly a furuncle, which is the infection of hair follicles.
In your case, the furuncle is small and does not require incision and drainage.
It will go away on its own in 2-3 weeks.

Management of furuncle is detailed below--
-Apply warm compress at least 4 times daily
-Clean the area with disinfectant soap and water
-Keep the area dry
-Since it is on your inner thigh, you can apply a band-aid to reduce friction
-Apply antibiotic ointment like Mupirocin ointment
-Do not squeeze/pop the furuncle
-Wear loose clothing to keep the area aerated

If you notice that the furuncle is not going away in 3 weeks or increasing in size, please follow up with your primary care provider. You will need oral antibiotics and drainage of the furuncle.

Hope this answers your question
Please feel free to address further questions here

Regards,
Dr.Lekshmi

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