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Boil below abdomen of about half inch. What treatment to take? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Oct-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2002
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Doctor:Please go ahead with your query
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User:Hello Doctor, Assalamu Alaikum. My name is XXXX and I'm a corporate manager in a MNC.
User:Yes, I'm with you.
User:Typing my query now.
User:For the past two days, I had a boil below my abdomen its about half ince
User:yesterday I started feeling pain and some puss came out
User:I've had a pilonidal sinus surgery two years back.. so, I'm just concerned that this boil is not a similar type of skin infection
User:Can you please let me know your thoughts?
Doctor:Where exactly is the boil when you say below abdomen
Doctor:Is it near to the penis?
User:its in the pubic area, right near to the penis
Doctor:above it or on the scrotum?
User:above it, not on the scrotum
Doctor:It is not similar to pilonidal sinu
Doctor:but it is a follicle or abscess that needs to be examined and then treated
User:ok, so how do you suggest me to proceed?
Doctor:If it is near to an inch it is likely to be more than it and needs to check if it is an abscess
Doctor:You should XXXXXXX a General surgeon typically
Doctor:You can fix an appnt with our team
Doctor:We can fix it in your area
User:ok, it is near to an inch but the puss or blood has mostly drained out..
User:the infection is still there I believe though
User:so, how does fixing the appointment work?
User:like, charges, timing, and when you say my place, what doest it mean?
Doctor:It is free for you
Doctor:If yu place a request for an appnt with a surgeon
Doctor:they call and find out your area in the city
Doctor:and search for a surgeon near you place and fix the appnt
User:ok sure, that works and if the boil goes away till the appoint then I can cancel it. Correct?
Doctor:you can apply simple soframycin cream on it
Doctor:and make sure that the area is dry
Doctor:and do not wear undergarments at night
Doctor:We also need to understand why such boils occur
User:true, I am usually very health conscious but the past couple of days due to extra work at office I've been a little careless in terms of my eating and sleeping habits
User:also, I haven't been drinking enough water I guess.
Doctor:That should go off then
User:so, if I just say soframycin cream at the medical store I should get it right?
User:so, do you suggest me to try this cream for a couple of days and then seek an appointment or do you suggest to me to take an appointment right away?
Doctor:You continue the cream
Doctor:and seek appnt as well
User:ok sure, I will do that then
User:how do I apply for an appointment?
Doctor:You can go back to dashboard and click fix appnt
Doctor:and it is self explanatory from there
User:alright, I will do that then. Do you suggest any tablets apart from the cream or just the cream should do?
Doctor:cream should be it
User:ok, thank you doctor. Nice talking to you. Have a great evening!
Doctor:You too
Doctor:Bye for now
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