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I have a red lump on my inner thigh about the size of a small

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I have a red lump on my inner thigh about the size of a small coin that sticks out and hurts to touch. I have also started to get a dry throat. I tried to pop it to see if it might be an ingrown hair, but it does not seem to want to pop.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 years ago.



Since when is the lump? Is it painful and tender? Are you diabetic?


Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It is slightly pain full when I rub it. It is in an area that would be prone for an in grown hair, but it is hard inside and is a little large. I am not diabetic, but it does run in my family.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 years ago.



It looks like to be either of the following;


1) Boil or carbuncle


2) Folliculitis; infection of the hair follicle


Usually they need treatment in the form of local antibiotic creams and oral antibiotics or some incision drainage procedure.


With a family history of diabetes you should get a glucose tolerance test and glycosylated hemoglobin (shows last three month average blood sugar) to rule out diabetes, once again.


Please feel free for your follow up questions.


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