What causes sore pimple on leg?
Suggestive of an infection.
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A sore pimple on the leg is suggestive of an infection in the area. It can be caused by irritation and inflammation of the hair follicles. It is usually caused by irritation, infections like bacteria and yeasts and other noninfectious skin conditions.
For folliculitis, keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also you should wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap.
Avoid any kind of cosmetics especially greasy cosmetic creams. It can be avoided by exercising good hygiene. Topical antibiotics like Clindamycin and Neosporin which are usually available under prescription are effective. Doing a hot compress and taking a mild pain killer like ibuprofen will also help.
Do consult Dermatologist if these measures do not work, for confirmation of diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
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Topical antibiotic will help.
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I have seen the attached image. It seems to be a small follicullar infection. Topical antibiotic and hot compress should take care of it.
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