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Rash on back of calf, painful. How serious does this sound?

My 15 year old son has a rash on the back of his right calf . It looks like ingrown hairs that are large whiteheads. It s a cluster about 3 inches by 4 inches. What I m very worried about is that it is hurting him from his ankle to his thigh. He says it s like someone punched him and can t put much weight on it. How serious does this sound? Should I go to the ER now or can I wait til tomorrow to see his dr.?
Asked On : Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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Hi...i m dr manoj...most probably your son is getting folliculitis or furcuncle...its a infection of the hair follicle...sometimes this infwction may spread from the hair follicles to the deeper tissues and rhen it hurts a lot..i recommend a good a topical and oral antibiotic and pain killer...i recommend to show himself to a local dermat to prescribe above mwdications...dont worry....
Answered: Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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