6 oz of pus out of my leg

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LanaorAna1 Tue 06-Sep-16 13:37:08

Yep, that was July. A boil went wrong and despite antibs grew until it was drained (twice) by a delightedly horrified medic. Cellulitis etc.

IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN. Same place, inner thigh. Same yelping pain. Has big blood blister head. What can I do? Doc gave more antibs and not interested but it's growing and growing.

Can I burst it myself?

PurpleDaisies Tue 06-Sep-16 13:40:13

For the love of God, take a picture and sound the klaxon!!!!

Seriously, you should see your doctor again-someone else if they're not interested.

Arfarfanarf Tue 06-Sep-16 13:40:28

sounds painful.

the rules are you have to show us or we won't help you grin grin

but seriously, I would go straight back to the gp, given what happened last time, I wouldn't wait. I'd go back for more/stronger/different antibiotics and a proper plan.

Dowser Tue 06-Sep-16 13:40:53

Oh wow. That's a nightmare.
Maybe mag sulph paste might draw it out. Epsom salt baths as well.

SatansLittleHelper2 Tue 06-Sep-16 13:41:38

Jesus christ !!

jacrispy Tue 06-Sep-16 13:42:02

The glass bottle trick?

jacrispy Tue 06-Sep-16 13:42:41

And we want pictures lots of pictures!

DropYourSword Tue 06-Sep-16 13:44:03

What can you do...make sure you record whatever treatment you decide on this time!!

Twodogsandahooch Tue 06-Sep-16 13:44:08

Sounds like you need to find a doctor who is interested

No you can't bloody do it yourself!

I want to do it! Where are you? Loading the car with essentials now!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 06-Sep-16 13:46:24

See another doctor if warm flannels and mag sylph don't work!

DoloresVanCartier Tue 06-Sep-16 13:46:57

A pic or it's not happening!!

Where do you live? I'll come and do it now so take a couple of pin killers before I get there! Sound the klaxon people!! grin

SheWhoDaresGins2 Tue 06-Sep-16 13:47:35

And where is the photo. You can't have such a fantastic title then not have a picture of the glorious beast.

It sounds incredibly painful and I hope it gets sorted but there are weird people who take delight in these sort of things... me being one of them grin

DoloresVanCartier Tue 06-Sep-16 13:47:49

Ah monkey you got there before me! I'll
Meet you outside OP's house, I'm bring the sou'westers!

MrsHathaway Tue 06-Sep-16 13:50:24

Give it a few days to grow more and see another GP. Emphasise history!

jacrispy Tue 06-Sep-16 13:50:45

I never get anything like this! It's not fair. sadenvy

MrsHathaway Tue 06-Sep-16 13:51:02

Btw I love the phrase "delightfully horrified" - sums up sporners perfectly.

LanaorAna1 Tue 06-Sep-16 14:03:45

It's in my groin. I can't post pix of my pubes on the interweb, I'm too old smile

Last time they drained it I tried to film it on the phone for you, I promise. The surgeon said 'You are JOKING' and removed the phone from my shaking hand. I croaked weakly 'But you would enjoy Mumsnet' before passing out over a chair.

I am in Clapham. I am considering buying a scalpel from the DIY shop. What is bottle method?

QuimReaper Tue 06-Sep-16 14:04:32

As in in your actual fanjo?!

Toddlerteaplease Tue 06-Sep-16 14:04:45

Can I come and squeeze it? Pretty please?

PurpleDaisies Tue 06-Sep-16 14:04:58

Please don't mess about with doing it yourself-you really must have a professional do it.

cheeseandmarmite15 Tue 06-Sep-16 14:08:29

Glass bottle with a narrow neck.

Run bottle under a hot tap or submerge in hot but not boiling water.

Bottle will be hot. Quickly place opening of bottle neck over site to be drained. Press gently so that the bottle forms a vacuum with the skin. As the bottle cools down the vacuum will increase and draw out the pus.

LanaorAna1 Tue 06-Sep-16 14:08:30

OK. Can I use bottle? Off to shops for paste and flannels, promise to walk past the DIY shop without stopping.

Ow, ow, ow. Will report back. Does anyone think it's worth A&E? About 2 inches now.

cheeseandmarmite15 Tue 06-Sep-16 14:10:26

Caution, pus may explode into bottle or come in a steady trickle.

Hold bottle in place until you are sure drainage has completed.

If on your own it may be tricky to hold bottle so enlist a neighbour or helpful passerby to hold it for you and or film the event.

amysmummy12345 Tue 06-Sep-16 14:11:43

I'm really concerned and shamelessly placemarking grin

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