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Bump on inside of elbow, oozing pus, tender, sore. Brown recluse bite?

Two weeks ago I got a bump that looked like a large pimple on the inside of my elbow . Over the the two weeks it got bigger and more sensitive, than started to ooze puss. It busted open this morning and is now scabbing over, but it s still tender and sore about 3/4 inch all the way around. It s bruised around, and feels like a hard lump underneath it. Ive been told its a brown recluse bite?
Asked On : Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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Hi yes i think it is due to bug bite infection or a simple furuncle ie hair follucle infection.whatever it is give an antihistamine at night.broad spectrum antibiotic twice daily and anti inflammatorry agent like flexon can cure the condition.if still no response incision and drainage of the nodule shoul d be done.and always look for embedded particulars in any bug bite infections
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