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Old 08-04-2004, 06:17 PM   #1
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Big hard painful lump on leg...

I was wondering if anyone knows what this thing is. It started as a little itchy pimple looking thing, just my normal razor burn, but itchy. Then they started to swell becoming huge hard painful lumps, about 2-3 inches in diameter. The first two healed in about a week, and now I have a new one. I pulled out the hair in the center that it came from and the white part of the follicle was about 6mm long and at least 1mm thick, instead of the normal hairs I've pulled out in which the white part was barely visible. So I was wondering if anyone knows exactly what this is and anything I can do to make it heal faster so I can wear skirts and capris again and not look like I have some horrible thing growing out of my leg. Thank you!

 
Old 08-05-2004, 12:23 AM   #2
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Re: Big hard painful lump on leg...

It could be an infected hair follicle. Go to the doctor and get them checked out. If that's what it is, a simple course of antibiotics will fix the problem.

 
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