Am I dying?

Last night i noticed a red pimple-esq dot on my left shin. I originally thought it was a spider bite or that i had whacked my shin. This morning a woke up and the area around the red dot had swollen and was giving me some pain. I've gathered that it's not a pimple and i don't remember whacking my shin in the past 4 days. Last time something like this happened it was on my forearm and it was a staff infection caused by a spider bite. Could this be similar. I'm not terribly worried, but this seems out of the ordinary.

[Pictures of the dot. Not the best, but it's something. The swelling isn't very apparent but it's becoming a noticeable lump](http://imgur.com/a/xRlis)

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phlipfloppgeorge
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It looks more like an ingrown hair or infected pore. Do note, I'm not a doctor, I've just had things that look like this before.

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An ingrown hair was one of my guesses but i didnt want to straight up dismiss it. Swellings gone down so i think ill live

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Look out for a long red streak.. thats a sign it's more than hair follicle infection.. or if it just won't go away they may need to drain it.

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It was just an ingrown hair

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