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Hard lump suddenly developed and spread quickly. Red then

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Hard lump suddenly developed and spread quickly. Red then purplish with oozing pustules.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.This is likely a bacterial infection resulting in an abscess.You will need to go to the local hospital to get it drained and also start oral antibiotic.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable authentic answers!This is the link to my profile:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 10 months ago.
HelloThis does not sound like an abscess, which doe not typically spread like this.It sounds like one way that MRSA behaves.Can you attach a picture here, and I can give you a more accurate answer that way.Dr. Thomas, find me anytime for accurate and comprehensive answers.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have a photo that I would like you to view.
I'm in Ireland from America and don't think my insurance would
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 10 months ago.
HelloYes, I asked you for a photo.This is the second expert.Impetigo and shingles are also possible.Please attach your photo here for Dr. Thomas.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Did you receive my photos?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 10 months ago.
OKThese look like bites with an element of necrosis.Spider bites can do this.Is that possible?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 10 months ago.
MRSA is also possible, rapid spreading type.Can become serious.You need a culture and antibiotics right away.I don't see abscess formation, as these appear to be training.Are the holes from scratching?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm in a Ramada Encore Hotel in Belfast and have seen no evidence.
3 years ago I had shingles on my face. This seems different and very fast advancement.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 10 months ago.
It would be very atypical for shingles.Looks like bites with necrosis and infection.Go to the ER.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
TY Fr. Thomas.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 10 months ago.
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