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Reddish pus filled sore on the scrotum. Have severe pain. What is it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:Hi Doctor
User:My husband has a very painful red sore on his scrotum
User:there was puss discharge from it 2 days back
User:but there has been no reduction in the pain
User:what could it be...
Doctor:It can be due to many possibilities
Doctor:I need to ask a few questions to help you better.
User:please go ahead
Doctor:Can you describe other symptoms?
User:there r no other symptoms....
Doctor:I also need to know his age
Doctor:For how long does he have this sore?
User:this is the 5th day
Doctor:Does he have any similar sores on other parts of the body?
User:No sore anywhere else, there was puss discharge on 2nd day and little bit of blood also came out along with the puss
Doctor:Did you completely drain the pus?
User:he is 33, he did drain out whatever was possible...
Doctor:Did it get better after drainage of pus?
User:a little better on that day, but the next day onwards it became progressively painful
Doctor:Does he have pain underneth skin?
Doctor:Is there a swelling inside the scrotum?
Doctor:These questions are important to judge the extent of infection?
User:yes there is pain
User:under the skin and it is kind of solidified in that area
Doctor:It seems that your husband has a cyst or a sinus.
Doctor:You can try antibiotic cream like neosporin until you see a doctor.
User:we have wincort at home, can he use that
Doctor:It is important that he sees the doctor to rule out infection inside the scrotum.
Doctor:Wincort has a steroidal component... I do not think it is a good cream for the conditon.
User:so its better to XXXXXXX a Doc at the earliest, right
Doctor:Yes, it is.
User:ok, will a general physician do or should be XXXXXXX any specialist
Doctor:Yes you can go to a general physician.
User:Thank you Doc
Doctor:It is also recommended that he goes for tests for infections
Doctor:Hope I helped.
Doctor:Do you have other query?
User:Definitely Doc, thank you very much
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User:sure, thank you
Doctor:I need to close the chat window now.
Doctor:Bye for now
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