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extremely bad painful eye-popping abscess

hello there.....i've had this skin infection or something on my upper innet thigh right next to the scrotum on both sides....my skin is pink down there and i've had this for a few years now....im trying "BETAMETHASOME CREAM"...at the moment...ive used it before but i forgot what it actually did,but it cured my abscess which were in my armpits i guess... help!!!!
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796253 tn?1344994932
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Hi and thanks for using the forum.

You should try some warm soaks to the area- or sitting in a warm bath for a while to see if it helps.  Betamethasone is a cortico-steroid cream which can help with the inflammation and the swelling.  If you do not see an improvement in a day or so, or if you see that the abscess is getting worse, then you should get it checked out by your doctor.  Sometimes, antibiotics are needed to treat the abscess and sometimes they need to be drained.  I hope this helps.  Good luck.

Bridget
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