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I had a bump under the skin next to my peri area. I thought

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Hi I had a bump under the skin next to my peri area. I thought it was an ingrown hair but it never seemed to get better, just a little bigger. Hurts to touch it, seems to move around under the skin. This morning is broke open and bled quite a bit and seemed to drain, but did not go away. I drained as much as a could and then cleaned it real well and used antibiotic ointment. Just not sure what it is exactly.
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Customer: It's been about 3 weeks since I first noticed it.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Erika Abraham replied 1 year ago.


This is likely a small abscess or infection with some bacteria in it. Opening it up and draining it is the treatment. The only issue is keeping it clean due to the anatomical location. You can now use Sitz baths or epsom salts which are available at the pharmacy. If you have fevers or chills, then you need oral antibiotics. Be cognizant of tight clothes and sweating around the area. Tylenol should be good for the pain. Best of luck.