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Swollen spots on back and arm, sore to touch, busted with bloody mucus. What could it be?

ok two days ago i discovered a red swollen spot on my back sore to the touch with a lilnwhite bump on top....busted it and it was bloody mucus coming out of it and it was thick and burning, did the same thing to it the next day. then one popped up on my right arm same results. today i jave one on my inner thigh. very painful burning and swollen.what could it be.
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

It appears that your swellings could be due to infected hair follicles or a sebaceous cysts. These swellings are caused when there is an obstruction to the openings of the hair follicles or oil glands in the skin. There are more common where there is easy accumulation of sweat and dirt.

If you are developing multiple infected swellings, you may need a course of antibiotic treatment. I would also advise you to check your blood sugars since uncontrolled sugars can also predispose you for recurrent infections.

Best wishes,
Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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