Illness/Sickness: Rescued axie with purple lump on his neck

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Hi,

I took in a little guy who was housed in terrible condition to attempt to get him back to health.

He has a list of issues, but the only issue I'm unsure how to treat is the strange purple lump on his neck.

I don't think it has enlarged since I got him but it definitely hasn't gotten smaller. The colour seems to be.. intensifying. Today it seems to have a small black dot, kind of like a blackhead pimple. I don't feel comfortable squeezing it, nor do I think that is even possible without causing him pain.

Should I get him antibiotics or just wait and see.

Thank you in advance!

- Chloe

(also if the pictures attach.. sorry about the bad quality, I didn't want to turn the flash on and bother him).
 

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Can you post a picture?
Thanks
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Sorry! I didn’t notice that the photos didn’t post. This was him a couple days ago (sorry for bad quality, I didn’t want to turn the flash on). I’ll upload pictures of it today as it seems to have popped. It’s extremely red and what came out (or at least I think) is like a long stringy red... thing. It could be poop but I’m not entirely sure because I was away yesterday and only got back today. He isn’t looking very healthy so I don’t think he is going to make it but I am trying to do my best for him.

Thank you for you help!
 

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So something popped out of that? I think I might just keep an eye on it and hope that better living conditions will allow it to heal.
If you can take it to the vet, that is always a good option.
 
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