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Help please, maybe a staff infection?? I don't really know.

A couple days ago I found what I thought was a bug bite on my upper left leg. The next day or so about 2 more appeared. They all itch and all that. The strangest thing is were my leg "connects" to my groin area. there i s a weird swollen line right above were the two places meet. It is itchy and obviously swollen compared to the other side. It is on the right side of my left leg and fades before it reaches my butt. It doesn't pulse or anything odd like that. It is not really pain but i don't know how to describe it if i push on certain places of it. I don't know what to do really, i put ice on it last night and it seemed to help. All it has done is get itchier from yesterday to today but i think that's just me paying more attention to it. My first thought was some sort of staff infection but i don't know much about it. I'm 17 years old, weight lift a few times a week so I'm not in the worst shape. I'm hoping it will go away in the next few days but i cant help getting a bit nervous. I haven't had a problem like this before. I'm not allergic ot anything that I know of, including poison oak or ivey  type of things. Any advice would be appreciated. I will hopefully be able to post this on the ask a doctor forum soon.
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Hi,

Staphylococcal disease of the skin usually results in a localized collection of pus, known as an abscess, boil, or furuncle. The affected area may be red, swollen, and painful. Sometimes, there is drainage or pus from the lesion. Have this evaluated by your doctor for proper management.  Direct clinical examination is important to determine the diagnosis. Try not to scratch or manipulate the lesion to prevent further infection. It is also important to keep the area clean and dry. You can read more about staph infection through this link: http://www.medicinenet.com/staph_infection/article.htm

Take care and keep us posted.
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Ok thanks ill make a doctor appointment as soon as I can. There isnt any imediate risk of anything is there? I dont know when ill be able to get one.
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