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Inner thigh lesion

I'm not sure if this is the right topic for my condition but I'll start here.  Occasionally, I get a lesion on the inside of my upper thigh.  I know one has appeared because it is sensitive to touch.  "Annoying" is the degree of sensitivity.  The lesion will be anywhere from 4 to 7 mm (estimated) and pink.  I have tried covering it with a bandaid.  This stops the annoying aspect as nothing rubs across it.  After a day or so, a whitish spot develops in the center.  At some point, it must open and then drains.  I have also tried using a lancet. If the white spot is evident and I place the lancet accuately, pus will drain sometimes with a little blood.  If the white spot is not evident, the discharge is dark blood.  Regardless of what I do, a small dark spot like a bruise remains.  These spots take and extremely long time to fade, if in deed, they are fading at all.
I would appreciate your thoughts on this.  Thank you for your time.
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OMG, I have the same thing..mine are in the groin area and my daughter has the very same thing in the area of her armpit.  This is gross and embarassing. How often do you get them?  Sometimes I go for months without them, sometimes I have 2 or 3 at the same time..they start off painful and red and then turn to the white head that is filled with pus...I have not idea what type of doctor to see, and due to the location it is quite painful not to mention embarrasing.. At one point my daughter gyno said that she thought they were hormonal in nature..I too have the mark after they go away and sometimes even what I concider scars...Im sorry to have highjacked your thread but it sounds so similar to what I have I had to put in my two cents...
I would give anything for an answer...Roe
962875 tn?1314213636
See zouzi's response to your question at the end of this thread:

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Breast-Cancer/montgomerys-glands-and-cancer/show/1442567

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This is the closest I've found to what I get but I don't think this is what I've got.  My symptoms are not as large, drastic (or scary) as described.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

I found the term on another site and did a google wiki search.  I don't think I'm dealing with the Montgomery glands thing as suggested but I don't think I can rule anything out until I actually see a real MD.
563773 tn?1374250139
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Hello,
It looks like a boil. A boil generally starts as a reddened, tender area. Over time, the area becomes firm and hard. Eventually, the center of the abscess softens and becomes filled with pus. Finally, the pus "forms a head," which can be surgically opened or spontaneously drain out through the surface of the skin.

Apply warm compresses on the boil and keep the area clean. Drainage of the boil is done only when it becomes soft and forms a head. Take some over the counter pain reliever and consult a doctor for examination and antibiotics prescription. You can apply topical antibiotic creams till that time.
I hope it helps. Take care and regards.




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A while ago you responded to a question I posted.  Based on the information I provided in my post you diagnosed I had boils and you suggested a treatment.  Thank you for that information.  I was wondering if you could now provided information on prevention.  Thanks in advance.
563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. . Hair follicles that are blocked by greasy creams, petroleum jelly, or similar products are more vulnerable to infection. Bacterial skin infections can be spread by shared cosmetics or washcloths, close human contact, or by contact with pus from a boil or carbuncle.

So try to avoid all these causes and boils will be prevented. If there are recurrent boils, then please get your blood sugar levels estimated.
I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
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