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I have a ring shaped sore on my arm that is pus filled what

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I have a ring shaped sore on my arm that is pus filled what is that I have been told it was eczema
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: I'm not in pain just itchy
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 days ago.

how old are you?

can you upload a clear jpg photo of this ring shaped skin sore?

do you see the "add file" link?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I'm 29 and yes I can
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Did you get the picture
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 days ago.

no, I don't see it yet.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I just added it again
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 days ago.

I see it

it looks like a skin infection like a staph or a MRSA skin infection or impetigo

you should see a doctor and get a skin culture to see what bacteria may be growing there

you may need special antibiotic creams and pills to help clear up the infection.

do you have health insurance to be able to see a doctor?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
No I Dont have insurance
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 days ago.

you can see a doctor at a local free medical clinic or university hospital

you should apply for www.healthcare.gov or medicaid in your state for insurance.

you can use neosporin on the area until you see a doctor.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Ok thank you so much
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 days ago.

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