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What could cyst underarm oozing smelly puss and dark rock like substance indicate?

I get these knot or cyst whatever it is called under my arm and when it bust smelly pus begins to ooze out and last night when I was changing my bandage I notice the head was not white like it has always been it had a dark appearance to it and as I began to squeeze it something that looks like a black rock feel out of it really freaked and grossed me out what could this be?
Mon, 26 May 2014
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi.
Thanks for your query and an elucidate history.
This is a boil- now got infected with typical bacteria which form dark colored pus ans is smelly too.
It is better to get an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicines as this may not settle and may get spread to the nearing area.
Keep the area clean with applying liquid povidone iodine thrice daily.
Consult a Doctor to get a prescription .
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