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Muirenn2012-07-24 01:22:49 +0000 #1
About a week ago I noticed a TINY hair follicle on the top of my thigh that looked like folliculitus. By yesterday, the tiny follicle irritation was surrounded by a rash the size of a quarter, and there was a nice lump that size too. Today, it's about 3 inches by 2 inches. Just a mild rash. With a larger lump the same size.

I tried to lance the follicle. That point is a darker color, and lacks sensation. (I'm making this sound worse that it is). It doesn't hurt, and barely itches.

What the heck is this? A staph infection? Should I go to a doctor? I thought it would be gone by now.

Starting to worry.
jessmarimba2012-07-24 01:30:08 +0000 #2
Sure it was from a hair follicle? Sounds kind of like a weird spider bite I got once.
Muirenn2012-07-24 01:47:49 +0000 #3
That occurred to me too. I remember reading a story about a woman bitten by a brown recluse. That was much more severe. Could be a bite of some kind.

Did it resolve on its own?
westtexas2012-07-24 02:10:34 +0000 #4
FWIW - when I got bitten by a brown recluse, it was SO painful. I was limping around (it was on the backside of my knee) and had these red streaks starting to develop in my lymph vessels and my friend was like, "Get Thee To A Doctor."
WindingRoad2012-07-24 02:12:10 +0000 #5
I've had a staph infection boil like that and it was VERY painful. If it is staph and you lanced it you may have driven the infection deeper. I did the same thing and it lingered for a long time. I went to the doctor and they told me to do cold compresses to get some of the swelling down. It took a long time to go away so I would say go to the doctor and check it out.

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