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Cause of lump under the finger nail - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi Dr xxxx here
User :   its my 4 year old son.. about 2 weeks ago he developed a lump oh his finger beneath the nail area.. antibiotic cream did not work as another one appeared on a different finger on a different hand. the doctor prescribed penicillin. he finished the course and the lumps started to go away but now look as though they are coming back.. raised and red.. plus he has two soft lumps either side of the soft bit at the back of the head
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Doctor :   may i know his age ?
Doctor :   ok 4 yrs
User :   please read the first line
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Doctor :   i feel that he must be having a infection source in the blood , which is causing recurrent infections in the various parts of his body
Doctor :   can you mention the the penicillin used (is it amoxicillin ? OR a injection drug used ?
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