Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Is this a spider bite or an ingrown hair?

I thought I had an ingrown hair since the bump was on my bikini line until it got much bigger and filled with fluid. It has popped and drained over the past two days but I'm not sure if I need to see a doctor or if it will go away on its own. If this is a bite, how can I tell? Its very painful, swollen, red, and the fluid was similar to a pimple. Please help if you know what this might be.



Is this a spider bite or an ingrown hair?

I would put a triple antibiotic on it with a larg bandage to catch the pus as the med draws it out. That is usually what the Dr. will tell you.



If it isn't better in a few days, then call you nurse at your Drs office.



Is this a spider bite or an ingrown hair?

Sounds like a staph infection. This usually starts as a "spider bite" looking thing which then enlarges, develops painful redness around a center of pus. It sounds like this is draining. Keep it clean, use triple antibiotic ointment and keep it covered. Monitor to be sure it is healing and if it becomes worse or you develop more call your doctor. Be sure to wash your hands often. You very well could have made a tiny break in the skin that invited this infection.



Is this a spider bite or an ingrown hair?

a pimple

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