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Old 04-19-2006, 06:29 PM   #1
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Pimple-like bump on my arm?

about 4 days ago i got this bump on my arm, near my elbow, that i thought was just a pimple. i have fairly sensitive skin so, pimples and skin irritations are well-known to me and usually disappear within 2-4 days with the proper treatment.

this bump that i have has not gone away yet. infact, it almost seems to be getting worse. it is quite hard and sometimes lets out pus when i put hydrogen peroxide on it. i've already tried polysporin, hydrogen peroxide and witchs hazel.. none of which have seemed to be working. i put some calamine lotion on it last night and the swelling had reduced about 40%, but its back up again today. it very well could just be a

here are a few pictures i have taken:

[url]http://image51.webshots.com/151/9/58/63/2197958630073454924ijCvgA_fs.jpg[/url]
[url]http://image50.webshots.com/50/0/5/97/2385005970073454924nTFwIR_fs.jp[/url]
[url]http://image38.webshots.com/38/5/92/38/2451592380073454924uFhaDa_fs.jpg[/url]
*sorry, you'll have to copy/paste..

if you have any ideas as to what this could be or how to make it go away, i'd appreciate it very much. i will be going to the doctor tomorrow about it, i just thought i'd get some advice before hand.

thank you in advance.
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:08 AM   #2
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Re: Pimple-like bump on my arm?

By the pics what you appear to have is a boil. As big as it is you should go see a doctor. a boil is a infected lump that appears in the skin tissue its basically a bacterial infection caused by a low immune system.

 
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