Causes And Ways To Deal With Pus-filled Lumps?
, 2 Weeks ago my thigh had a very large and prominent bump. When pressed, a little pain. I think it is pimples. So I leave it alone, because usually if zits if left alone will disappear by itself. But over time the bumps instead become like a skin disease that has a crater, amid white and white like pus. What exactly is that? And what should I use to get rid of this crater. Because it feels very itchy and very painful. Thank you
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Pus-filled lumps are most likely caused by a bacterial infection of the skin. Bacterial infection of the skin can be in the form of small lumps in hair follicles (or called folliculitis), can also be larger lumps (or called boils or also known as boils), boils that come together (or are called carbuncles) ), infections of the deeper layers of the skin become cellulitis, can also form a pus-filled pouch or called an abscess, and many other manifestations of bacterial infection of the skin. If the lump on your thigh is quite large in size, chances are what happens is a boil or abscess.
The principle of healing both conditions is to drain or expel pus in the lump and administering antibiotics. Pus can come out on its own, can also be removed operatively (by making an incision or a small piece on the skin) and removing the contents. This incision and drainage should not be done alone and must be done by medical personnel.
You should check with your dermatologist for further evaluation of the lump on your thigh. If the lump is large enough, the doctor can perform an incision and drainage of pus inside the lump to speed healing. If it is not too big, you can compress the lump yourself with a warm compress so that the lump will break on its own (do not pierce or squeeze the lump). The doctor will give antibiotic therapy (can be oral or topical) to help deal with the infection. If it feels very painful, you can take mild painkillers such as paracetamol.
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