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What causes sore pimple on leg?

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Posted on Thu, 12 May 2016
Question: I have got this pimple kind of think on my right leg it's getting too much n sore too
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestive of an infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
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.

Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal

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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal (5 hours later)
Its kike this
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Topical antibiotic will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
I have seen the attached image. It seems to be a small follicullar infection. Topical antibiotic and hot compress should take care of it.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes sore pimple on leg?

Brief Answer: Suggestive of an infection. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. 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. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal