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Red bump on stomach, pus filled, painful. Is it a pimple?

My boyfriend noticed a red bump on his stomach just below his belly button. It is red and looks like a pimple , but it is enlarged to the size of a nickel. He thinks it s a sweat bump, but it is very painful. We poked it and some puss came out and now when he squeezes it, a clear liquid comes out. What is this and what can we do to make it less painful and hopefully go away?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Hello dear ,
it looks like folliculitis, a bacterial infection.

Please dont squeeze it. This can spread

apply oint mupirocine twice daily for 7 days.
He will get relief with this.

Thank you
Answered: Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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