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Large bump under armpit, new bump occurred on top of it, swollen arm, pus discharge. Cure?

I got a bump under my armpit about 5 days ago and it was about the size of a golf ball. It really hurt Friday and I did a lot of physical activity this weekend and Sunday morning I felt a new bump on top of it and it has caused further swelling on my bicep and forearm . When I woke up this morning I found that bloody puss leaked out overnight. I m also 16. Should I get the rest of the pus out?
Asked On : Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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It sounds like you have a boil in your armpit. A boil is caused by a bacterial infection within a hair follicle or oil gland; the most common bacteria found in boils are Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. As pus collects within a boil, it grows larger and develops a "head" that may eventually burst and drain. You shouldn't squeeze a boil, as this could spread infection to surrounding tissues or even into your bloodstream. Apply warm packs to your armpit and call your doctor. You may need an antibiotic to get this problem cleared up.
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