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Medication for Painful folliculitis - 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
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   i have a small bump on my hip and i think its a bug
User :   how do i know
User :   its really sore and its been here for 3 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have fever
User :   no
Doctor :   do you have pain and redness in the region
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is is follicullitis
User :   in laymens terms
Doctor :   infection of the skin
Doctor :   how big is that bump?
User :   about the size of half a dime
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   use warm water with mild soap to wash the area
Doctor :   can use tab tylenol for the pain relief

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