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Red spots on thigh, small puss, painful. What could be this?

I get these red spots on my thighs, typically only last for a week or so. They sometime fill with a very small amount of puss that makes a pop sound if I push on them. They can sometimes be very painful. I also get them occasionally on my buttocks as well. My wife, however, does not get them so I don't think it's any type of critter. I don't think it's an ingrown hair of any sort because I've looked very hard at the base and there isn't a hair follicule there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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You seem to be getting recurrent boils.
Use an antibacterisl triclosan based soap to bathe daily.
Apply mupirocin cream over lesions twice in a day
If having multiple lesions take a course of oral antibiotic like amoxyclav or dicloxacillin or cefopodoxime

Hope that answered your query.
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Answered: Fri, 14 Jun 2013
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