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Skin Lesions

Hi there, im 25 years old, Male.. i have developed red bumps on my lower calf, some of them have very ***** blood coming out of them, most of the red marks seem to be under the skin, all interconnected with darker red lines, the lesions that are open take a very long time to heal... any idea as to what this is?
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the emited word was puss, sorry.
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Hello,
It can be due to boils, folliculitis or erythema induratum (less likely). 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. Treatment includes antibiotics and do not touch or pick them up. You can however apply topical antibiotic creams like Neosporin or Bactroban.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


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