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Red papules on tongue - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi This is Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor :   How may I help you?
User :   good afternoon dr
Doctor :   thank you
User :   i have 2 boil on my tongue for last 3 days
Doctor :   Good Morning
User :   had a couple of b-complex tabs
User :   but its stil the same and paining
Doctor :   ok
User :   its red in color as well
Doctor :   ok
User :   is there anyother medication
Doctor :   what is your age
User :   31
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical problems?
Doctor :   lie Diabetes
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How long you have these boils?
User :   i have not checked it oflate
Doctor :   What antibiotics you used?
User :   i had some boils in the underarm
User :   and acne as well
Doctor :   You saod boils on tougue
User :   yeah
User :   now i have it on the tongue
Doctor :   under arma
Doctor :   and acne
Doctor :   is that right?
User :   that was earlier dr
Doctor :   OK
User :   its not there now.but the doctor said it could be a indication of sugar
User :   and hence told you
Doctor :   But where do you have the boils right now?
User :   but now i have these for last 3 days on my tongue
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   When did u start using antibiotics for these boils
User :   that was long back ....say a year back
User :   but i am isotroin treatment for last 9 months
User :   currently 5 a month
User :   thats for acne
User :   otherwise no antibiotics
Doctor :   Let me organize before I answer , OK
Doctor :   you had acne and you had treatment, is that right?
User :   yes
Doctor :   You have biol in arm pit was it treated?
User :   yes..
User :   but did not have antibiotics
User :   it went off normally
Doctor :   How it was treated?
Doctor :   iIs it by surgery or antibiotics?
User :   i just used some home made broke off
Doctor :   *is
User :   ginger something..was tld it was good by my parents
Doctor :   Please do not use the home made paste
Doctor :   I do not advice that
User :   ok
Doctor :   some time that will leave scar or may aggravate the problem
User :   ok dr
Doctor :   if it is small use neosporin power or ointment
Doctor :   if it ig it needs oral antibiotics or surgecial drainage
User :   this is for the underarm boils is it
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok
Doctor :   or any boils on skin
User :   no
Doctor :   Coming to the present problem, are you using antibiotics now?
User :   no
Doctor :   DO you still have biols on tongue?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Can you describe the size?
User :   it must be around 0.3 cms
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Are they red or white?
User :   its red
Doctor :   OK.
Doctor :   You sure there is no pus?
User :   i cudnt figure out the same..but it pains when i touch
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   In that case you might need some antibiotics so that the red lesions(what you called boils) wiill not be infected
Doctor :   You also need Ibuprofen 400mg to be taken three times by mouth
User :   k
Doctor :   So, you need to consult a physician physical examination of the boils and for antibiotics?
Doctor :   mean while take apply Glycerine liquid on toungue 3-4 times a day to get relief from pain
Doctor :   Did I answer your query?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Are there any other pronlems ?
User :   will do that doc
User :   i also have a dark armpit
Doctor :   Very Good
User :   and near groin area
User :   is it an indication of sugar
Doctor :   If there is big black patch that may be risk facor for diabtes
Doctor :   but get it checked my doctor
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now
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