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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:

    *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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