(Closed) Embarrassing Question~please read** warning** kinda gross!!

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would try putting a hot wash cloth on it to see if it will open the pore and let some of the puss out. If that doesn’t help or the puss continues, then I might call the doctor depending on my pain level.

I tend to pick at things like this, so I would likely try to pop it and see what happens.

Post # 5
2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

It sounds like a cystic acne, especially if it’s hard and red and full of pus.  I’m bad because I would do “surgery” on it.  I couldn’t stand to leave the pus in there.  Just make sure you sterilize your “instruments” before you try it:)  Or you could go to the derm and they shoot it full of cortisone. Another option I’ve tried that works.

Post # 6
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It just sounds like a bad zit. They can be really painful. 

Just keep tabs on the redness around it — if it starts to spread, then see a doctor, because it could be infected at that point. 

In the meantime, a hot compress is a good idea. I wouldn’t try popping anything that’s on your neck — you don’t want to run the (very very very slight) risk of rupturing the pus sac under the skin and having the pus drain toward your brain. Sorry, gross AND alarming.

Post # 7
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

It could be the start of an ingrown hair, or some type of acne, I agree the hot compress and then try to get the puss out

Post # 8
11384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

It could be Staph infection. Here are some photo’s –

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Its really serious, if that’s what it is. You will need to make a doctor appt. ASAP! Just to make sure, I would make one. I had it back in 08 & it hurt REALLY bad. Started out small, looked like a pimple. Got big, VERY painful & hard. Then in started busting open & leaking green puse. :/ My husband (fiance at the time) & my mom made me go to the doctor. (I thought it was a boil.) By the time I went to the doctor I had had it for about a week or so. It turned into whole about the size of a nickle & it was deep. *Shivvvers thinking about it* I have type 1 diabetes & it made it that much worse & made it get bad, fast. Def NOT saying that is what you have because it could be a number of things, including just a bad pimple. 

Just be aware of spreading, or leaking/anything NOT pimple like. Get some antibiotic cream & rub on it, just to be safe.

Post # 9
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

it could be a lot of things. I would go to the doctor to be safe. You don’t want to risk staph infection.

Post # 10
5892 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had a boil on my neck that was really painful. I did the thing you aren’t suppose to do, I popped it like a zit. I took forever though since there was so much puss. I know you aren’t suppose to do that, but it felt so much better afterward.

Post # 11
3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

omg. Go to the doctor. Red rings around any body mark can be a sign of something bad. It might just be a zit, but it sounds like you got bit by something.

Post # 12
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Could it be a tick bite? Have you been spending time in the woods, near long grass, or with dogs/cats? I don’t know what part of the country that you live in, but don’t take a chance with Lyme disease!

All that said, it’s probably going to be totally fine. Good luck!

Post # 13
41 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

Could it be a ringworm? I googled it. You might want to look.

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