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What causes red painful lump on the inner thigh?

I have a red swollen area on the inside of my thigh. It is the size of a softball. It is hot to the touch. There is a head in the center, but the head is not white. It started like a pimple, but is sore to the touch. It started spreading. I think it is a spider bite but I am not sure.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and thank you for sharing your concerns with us!

Swollen red and painful lump suggests for an infection. It may have derived form insect bite, from a foreign body, from hair root infection, etc. I suggest that it must be seen by a doctor if any drainage is needed. You also have to take antibiotics to treat the infection.

Take Care!
Best regards!
Dr Eriol.
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