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i have a painful pimple inside belly button with blood and puss. It appeared around 10 days ago, it was not itchy nor painful at first, after a few days it started to get slowly bigger and slightly painful only when pressed. After I went to the gym and did some jogging and running it swelled quite fast and the following day it became a lot bigger and oozing blood and puss. The pimple is almost as big as my belly button now

Category: Dermatologist

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Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Thanks for posting your query at I can understand your concern.

From the picture, it looks like a furuncle. A furuncle is a bacterial infection of the skin.

However, it would be better to visit a doctor who can physically examine it, as it's difficult to judge it's dimensions and origin from the picture.

The treatment for it would be a course of oral antibiotics like erythromycin. Application of fucidin cream or neosporin cream would be helpful.

You would need a prescription for the oral antibiotics and the fucidin cream.

Hope this helps, Please let me know if you have any queries.

Take care

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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