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What causes painful pimple on groin area?

I have a small (size of tip of my pinky finger) almost zit like thing in my groin that just showed up. Its slightly bruised looking tho I haven't touched it. It feels like a pimple that can't come to a head. Not hot to touch, not hard, but its tender like a zit...?
Wed, 10 Dec 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,Welcome to the HCM.
It can a boil or swollen lymph node ,because of local infection.If you get fever or other symptoms of internal infection ,you must be checked by a physician.Other wise get proper hygienic measures and apply antiseptic ointment two times a day.
If it increases in size gradualy then you may need some antibiotic (amoxicillin) to eradicate the infection.
Regards,Dr.Maheshwari
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Devendra Kumar Tripathi 's  Response
It is tender to touch and is a single lesion . It may be the inflammation of your hair roots. We can't comment much on that without seeing picture of the lesions . You plz consult a dermatologist for the same but if it is not possible u can use topical antibacterial ointment .
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What causes painful pimple on groin area?

Hello,Welcome to the HCM. It can a boil or swollen lymph node ,because of local infection.If you get fever or other symptoms of internal infection ,you must be checked by a physician.Other wise get proper hygienic measures and apply antiseptic ointment two times a day. If it increases in size gradualy then you may need some antibiotic (amoxicillin) to eradicate the infection. Regards,Dr.Maheshwari