Our expert says:
You should rather consult your doctor, as you might need a course of antibiotics. It is most likely caused by an infected hair follicle or a gland infection. In the interim you can apply Bactroban ointment and take Myprodol capsules, two, six hourly. With severe pain, you can apply a cold compress to numb the pain.
Consult your doctor as soon as possible to prevent worsening of the abscess.
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