lump in groin area and its oozing
Hello all, this is my first time encountering something like this, and need some advice..
four days ago I noticed a small lump near my groin area, I didnt think nothing of it so i left it as it is.
the next day the lump grew larger and started getting really painful and i started getting concerned, I booked an appointment with my doctor to get it checked immediatly, thinking it was cancer.
the doctor ruled out cancer immediatly when he noticed a boil on it, he gave me some oral antibiotics along with advil to control the pain and was told it should go down in a few days.
now today when I was taking a shower, after drying myself with my towel I noticed blood near that area, and there was pus oozing out of the wound (its really disgusting)
i applied a guaze over it, changed it a few times alreay but the oozing still continues.., I read a few articles on the net and it seems like the boil has opened up.
my questions are,
how long does it take for the oozing to stop?
and what should i do other than putting gauze over it to control it?
is it a good thing or bad thing for the wound to start oozing?
the plus side is the pain started to gradually go away as the pus started comming out.