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There is a decent size hole under my right arm

Patient: There is a decent size hole under my right arm its painful and oozes I don’t know what it it it was a boil but this hole never healed and its been 2 months.

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.comI understand your concern.You need to get it examined by a general surgeon, as such holes can arise as a part of a local infection, however, it does not ooze for 2 continuous months.I will advise you get it examined and apply Mupirocin ointment 2-3 times daily and see if the oozing stops.But please get it examined before starting any treatment.Hope this was helpful,Regards

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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