Treating a Sore on Skin?


I get this sore right on my waistline in the front. I have a gut on me and think I get these because I'm fat. The waistband on my underwear makes it hurt. It looks like a zit or something and hurts really bad. Sometimes it actually bruises up. What do I do?


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May 31, 20150 found this helpful

Sounds like a clogged pore in your skin. Perhaps you need to seriously think about asking your doctor about it OR perhaps your gym teacher. Good Luck!

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May 31, 20150 found this helpful

It might even be a boil. Wal-Mart sells a cream called Boil-Ease. A boil will have a pretty good sized red ring around it and will feel hot to the touch and will feel hard underneath the skin. If it doesn't clear up, I'd go to the Dr.


You don't want to get a major infection, especially with the summer heat coming up. Good luck with it and I hope you get to feeling better, soon!

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August 22, 20160 found this helpful

If it's a boil, treat by soaking in 1 part bleach fill tub with hot water 2 x day, apply wash towel/hot water to area till towel gets cold as many time as u can. Boil needs to puff up and pop once that happens try squeezing till puss starts ozzing out. It will be painful till it pops just keep area as clean as possible it usually takes about 2 weeks for it to puff up and bust. Once it pops u can start applying neoprene cover with clean gauze continue to squeeze to get all puss out. This was prescribed to me from my doctor. Good Luck.

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April 4, 20170 found this helpful

I am not a doctor but a medical assistant who spent 12 years of my career working for 3 infectious doctors. Squeezing a boil, otherwise known as a deep folliculitis, is a dangerous proposition. We had one patient who did just that and wound up spreading the bacteria through the blood stream. He first developed a heart valve infection that required valve replacement surgery. In the process, the bacteria moved to the brain and caused a brain abscess from which he nearly died.


He was never in good health after that, requiring oxygen the 1 or 2 remaining years of his life. This is obviously not the norm, but why take that kind of chance? Please talk to your doctor if this is a recurring problem for you. The best time to go is while you've got an active one. I have suffered from deep folliculitis a number of times with resulting cellulitis and I receive antibiotics from my doctor when it's bad. Good luck! :)

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June 21, 20150 found this helpful

Ingrown velus hairs can cause discomfort and look similar to a pimple. There is a chance you are wearing clothing that rubs and or is too tight which is why it's coming up sore. If you have poor hygiene it could be a pimple due to dirt in the waist band of your garment. If you have poor personal hygiene it could be that you need to exfoliate and bathe more regular.


There are sexual activity concerns that could have a part as well.
Without knowing you, your habits or your existing medical history: see a doctor! Why would you ask for medical advice from non professional not medically trained strangers and people from around the internet?

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January 4, 20160 found this helpful

This sounds like a boil. Boils are bumpy, red, pus-filled lumps around a hair follicle that are tender, warm, and very painful. They range from pea-sized to golf ball-sized. A yellow or white point at the center of the lump can be seen when the boil is ready to drain or discharge pus. Boils may appear on the buttocks or near the anus, the back, the neck, the stomach, the chest, the arms or legs, or even in the ear canal. A boil may clear up on its own without bursting, but more often it will need to open and drain. This will usually happen spontaneously within two weeks. Regular application of a warm moist compress, both before and after a boil opens, can help speed healing.


The area must be kept clean, hands washed after touching it, and any dressings disposed of carefully, in order to avoid spreading the bacteria. A doctor may cut open or "lance" a boil to allow it to drain, but squeezing or cutting should not be attempted at home, as this may further spread the infection. Antibiotic therapy may be recommended for large or recurrent boils or those that occur in sensitive areas (such as the groin, breasts, armpits, around or in the nostrils, or in the ear). Antibiotics should not be used for longer than one month, with at least two months (preferably longer) between uses, otherwise it will lose its effectiveness.

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May 28, 20160 found this helpful

Take a sheet of Bounty paper towel and trifold it. Place the folded paper towel between the infected waist and the material you're wearing.


The paper towel also absorbs any liquid pus. Change paper towel when it gets too moist.

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January 28, 20170 found this helpful

It is a boil which is a hair follicle that is clogged. You can treat it with a warm wash cloth compress to soften the clog. Repeat as necessary and the skin will reabsorb it.

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