RonE, Thank you for the gentle reminder. I am sorry if I have crossed the boundary of Forum Rules. I only offered a suggestion to clean the area and see a Vet. NO diagnosis nor treatment was offered nor suggested.
I will refrain from suggestions to clean the area.
There really isn't any point of waiting to see what random people on the internet think it could be. I'm not a vet, and even if I was, I can't diagnose something from pictures. It could be a wound caused by running into a stick in the yard. It could be a ruptured cyst. It could be a cuterebra. If could be an abscess from a spider bite. It could also be something else completely. The longer it goes untreated, though, the longer it's going to take to heal.
Look, I get it. It's very disappointing to register on a dog forum because you have a canine health concern, only to have your your thread locked by a moderator. Here's why we do that. This forum is made up of thousands of dog-owners (and a few who don't own dogs.) Experience ranges from...