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I’ve had a bump under the skin of my armpit for a few months but it hasn’t been red or sore. It recently started oozing whitish, greenish puss with an odor. It’s still not red, nor ever really looked like a pimple. What could it be? Maybe from an ingrown hair?

There are a number of causes of bumps in the armpit. That it recently opened up and started oozing purulent fluid is suggestive of an abscess or pilonidal cyst (infected hair follicle). Treatment is with an incision and drainage followed by a course of antibiotics. Alternatively, cysts/lumps in the armpit are suspicious for . . . → Read More: I’ve had a bump under the skin of my armpit for a few months but it hasn’t been red or sore. It recently started oozing whitish, greenish puss with an odor. It’s still not red, nor ever really looked like a pimple. What could it be? Maybe from an ingrown hair?

Could sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (generic for Bactrim) also be used to treat Chlamydia? I know it says that it will not treat virial infections…but since Chlamydia is a bacterial infection, would that work?

Bactrim is not effective at treating of chlamydia. Patients with chlamydia infections are treated with azithromycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, or ampicillin. Patients with chlamydia is often treated for gonorrhea with ceftriaxone or cefexime because of the high incidence of co-infection. Bactrim also does not . . . → Read More: Could sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (generic for Bactrim) also be used to treat Chlamydia? I know it says that it will not treat virial infections…but since Chlamydia is a bacterial infection, would that work?

I fell down on friday and gauged my elbow. A small piece of meat was hanging and I cleaned it with peroxide adn neosporin. I broke it open tonight and clear bloody fluid drained out. I woke up two days ago with mod. to sev. pain in my forearm ext. I am wondering if this is from an infection and how severe it could get. I have no insurance and no money so going to the doctor would have to be damn near life and death.

From what you are describing, you could have an infection of the soft tissue; the severity of infection depends on your immune system and the type of bacteria. With increasing bacterial resistance, neosporin is less and less effective at treating local wound infections.

Soft tissue infections range from cellulitis to necrotizing fasciitis. Signs . . . → Read More: I fell down on friday and gauged my elbow. A small piece of meat was hanging and I cleaned it with peroxide adn neosporin. I broke it open tonight and clear bloody fluid drained out. I woke up two days ago with mod. to sev. pain in my forearm ext. I am wondering if this is from an infection and how severe it could get. I have no insurance and no money so going to the doctor would have to be damn near life and death.

I think I have the flu but I’m not sure

The chart below can help you delineate between a cold and a flu based on the signs and symptoms

Symptom
Common Cold
Influenza

Onset
Gradual
Sudden

Fever
Rare
Sudden Onset 100 F – 104 F (38 C to 40 C)

Headache
Rare
Common

Body Aches
Rare
Common and usually severe

Fatigue and Exhaustion
Rare
Common and can be debilitating

Runny and Stuffy Nose
Common
Rare

Watery Eyes
Common
Rare

Sneezing
Common
Occasional

Sore Throat
Common
Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea
Rare
Occasional, especially in young children

Complications
Middle ear infection, not life . . . → Read More: I think I have the flu but I’m not sure

i been having abdominal pain and went to ER the dr did blood tests, urine samples, and also a pelvic exam,, nothing has came back with infection or anything what else could cause this?

The symptoms you are describing are extremely vague and do not point to any specific diagnosis. Abdominal pain can be due to a bacterial/viral infection, toxin ingestion, autoimmune disease, ovulation, anatomic abnormality, etc. If your symptoms do not improve or worsen, you should return to the emergency room and be evaluated further with additional . . . → Read More: i been having abdominal pain and went to ER the dr did blood tests, urine samples, and also a pelvic exam,, nothing has came back with infection or anything what else could cause this?