I'm terrified of having a skin infection in 2 places. i'll list them seperately as they are doing different things.
1) Wound #1 on my right arm looked like an ingrown zit that exploded, according to the doctor I saw. When i originally discovered it I just saw a little crater that was leaking clear fluid and blood. My first instinct was to squeeze it, and then I put peroxide on it I told the doctor about that and he said to do salt water compress. I'm doing that and applying a prescription antibiotic cream i have left over to it. However, now that its somewhat healed over a bit today, I feel a little lump underneath where the wound is healing. is this normal? It's not painful or leaking pus.
2) today I saw an ingrown hair on my arm so i scratched it. since then there has been a streak where i scratched it and theres a little bump. the streak is smaller than the length of a quarter, and I was scratching it to deliberately break the skin and get the hair out.... but could it also mean I now i have sepsis?
I'm terrified about these two things, please help me out guys.