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Boil/Ingrown Hair Problem

Hello. A while ago I had a painful boil on my stomach, right where my belt rubs against the skin. After about a week of increased pain and infection, I put a small amount of pressure on the boil and it popped, spraying mosty blood and some pus. After a closer examination of the now-open sore, I noticed a hair inside, and pulled it out.

It's been a few months, and although the area hasn't hurt for quite some time, it is still purple, and has a shiny texture, much like a new scar. It is not raised at all, instead being more of a skin discoloration. It's a very dark purple towards the middle. It hasn't reduced much in size either, although the color isn't quite as dark as it once was. Is this something I should be worried about? Could there be another ingrown hair inside, or could it be something more serious in general?

Thanks for your time.
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Hi,
How are you? How old are you?
Boils are painful, pus-filled bumps that form under your skin when bacteria infect and inflame one or more of your hair follicles.
You should not squeeze a boil. The purple and shiny texture is because you squeezed the boil and it has left the scar. Do you have any other boils? If it is not painful then I think you need not worry.
However, if you are concerned about the mark then visit the Dermatologist.
Good luck.
Bye.

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Hi, Katie, 19, and ive have all kinds of boils everywhere for over a year now, but the doctors all put me on different antibiotics and it will work for a while, but then theyre back. Even the dermetoligist did the same thing. Ive had the tests done for staff, mrsa, and diebetes (diabetes)... nothing no answers... any suggestions
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i have a pubic hair and its been on me for about a week now it hurts really bad im 19 and have not had one get this big it has a hair in it but it wont come out i tryed to get it out i mashed it and puss and blood come out but the size didnt go down. can anyone please help i really need this gone its very painful.
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