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Okay, here's the deal. I get freaked out a lot easily by fairly minor things due to a crippling fear of catching the death. Usually I get over them and it's fine, which is good because the position I'm in right now means "no medical insurance". Now I have a new, gross problem that I'm some what legitimately worried about. Worried enough to ask an internet forum for opinions on what I should do.
It's kinda gross so I'll give you some space to look away if you want to.
Okay. It's...like a boil. Except it's big, black, and making the area around it swollen as well. So far I've been treating it like a normal boil (hot rag on it, etc) however after reading the wiki aricle on abscesses I am fucking terrified. I mean gangrene. I actually got some....stuff out of it earlier, clear and mixed in with some blood.
So essentially what I'm asking for here is:
1. Is it nothing? If so, talk me down.
2. If I HAVE to go get medical help, how would a broke insuranceless hobo go about doing such a thing?