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My 14 year old daughter has a very painful, dark red bump,

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My 14 year old daughter has a very painful, dark red bump, about a centimeter around, with a dry, shiny scab on top. It is in her pubic area. It's painful to touch. At first I thought it was an ingrown hair but she does not shave there. She also is not sexually active. She said if felt better and the size went down a bit after a hot bath, but it came back. I can provide a picture. Any ideas what it could be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

Could you send me a photo of the condition at your convenience?

You can upload the photo on and send me the link

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Please note that the answer provided is for information purpose only and does not substitute a Doctor - Patient Consultation in Clinic

Customer: replied 1 year ago. is a photo. Please let me know if it doesn't work, I've never used photobucket. Thank you!
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for your reply

Do you have any history of allergies ?

Do you have a similar family history ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Never mind. I couldn't wait any longer, she was uncomfortable and I'm leaving to go out of town tomorrow. I took her to urgent care. It was diagnosed as an infected boil. She'll start oral antibiotics and use a topical as well.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Yes I was just going to tell you start an antibiotic .

I was asking history allergies to make sure she is not allergic to the antibiotic