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Aching purple pimple, on inner thigh started leaking yellow pus. Cure for symptoms?

I have a deep pimple(I think, I don t think it s a bite)on my inner thigh. It s turned purple slightly, from the blood being blocked below the skin. It aches when I walk and I can feel it really deep. It starting leaking dull yellow pus a bit ago, the total amount about the size of my pinky nail, before it turned to blood. Now it s stopped, still purple and aching but not pussy or as hard under the skin. Do I need to worry? Should I continue to just observe it for now? I wiped it down with alcohol already.
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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From the description it seems to be a furuncle. To treat the same, do warm water compresses twice in a day. Apply a topical antibiotic cream. Take tablet Brufen to alleviate pain. With these steps, your lesion should subside. If it does not, visit a doctor as you might need a course of oral antibiotic or incision and drainage of the area.
Hope that helps. Take care.
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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