A little more than two years ago, I was an outdoor canvasser for a construction company. One of the days we were out I was ravaged by mosquitoes. Both of my legs were covered. I was good about not scratching, so they healed up rather quickly, but I noticed one that wasn't healing so fast.
I still have it on my right calf, aprox. four inches above my ankle. The color varies from pink to reddish/purple. There is a hole in it that I feel is reasonable to assume is a pore. The bump is visible on the surface, and is hard to the touch. It is painful to touch or tamper with it. The hard tissue area is about the size of the tip of my pinky finger.
I've assumed that it was an ingrown hair or a clogged pore, but after two years I feel a bit concerned.
I've poked at it a few times- it bled mostly, but drained pus once.
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