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   Posted 9/7/2017 4:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Iv got a pimple with redness around it the size of a quarter. Aftertrying to get stuff to come out, a tiny line no bigger then an inch appeared. Its curved amd noe the pimple looms like a question mark. I googled it, and im having a panic attavk because it said red lines are bloid posioning and i can die. Opinions?

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   Posted 9/7/2017 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi D.D. and welcome!

I am sorry to hear of this issue and the worry it is causing you currently.

First of all, you are going to be alright...this is not something that puts you in immediate danger...

...however, it does sound as if you should be seen by your doctor in order to clear up the infection from the boil/cyst/abscess. (hard to say exactly what it may be)

You'll likely have it drained, and follow up with some antibiotics, and be completely rid of the problem in no

Don't be scared, just make an appointment and get it looked at as soon as possible.

Be well, and let us know how you are doing soon.

Scaredy Cat

"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its empties today of its strength."
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   Posted 9/7/2017 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   

First thing is I'm very used to staph and even had MRSA at one point so I know how scared you can be and worried. Take a deep breath and lets tackle this thing.

Do not attempt to squeeze it any further as this can help spread things along. If you notice a red line, just simply take a pen and outline the pimple, bruise, or line itself and start to monitor it. If you start to feel down or feverish definitely head to the E.R. so that you can get on some antibiotics. It will be gone in a week and you'll be fine. The main thing with these are to nip them in the bud before they get worse. You WILL be fine, trust me. I just had another staph episode two weeks ago, and similar to you I had a small line. Luckily I had left over antibiotic ointment, drank a lot of water, and rested. It went away 4 days later.
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