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Painful itchy bump on the thigh. Pain in the leg. Should I be worried?

hello, i noticed earlier today that on my thigh there was a bump that looked like a whitehead. i popped it and it was fine, but after i just went to check it and the whole area around the bump is raised and irritated now. it is also itchy. what do you think it could be? i also am a little concerned because im also experiencing pain throughout the leg
Asked On : Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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Hi the painful itchy bump over the thigh is nothing but furunculosis.furuncle is a bacterial infection which is the inflammation of hairfollicle and surrounding subcutaneous presents as erythematous painful bump with inctease in temp in the surrounding area.
It can be treated with a broad spectrum antibiotic and flexon twice a day and application of t-bact ointment .if not subsided go for incision and drainage
Answered: Wed, 4 Sep 2013
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