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Treatment for a bump in the groin area - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   In the past few weeks (maybe 5 - 10) I have noticed a small bump in my groin area, about the size of a small pimple. Didn’t hurt or bother me at all. In the past week it has gotten bigger and is now about the size of a nickel. In the last day or two it has become tender to the touch and it a little painful and uncomfortable. Any suggestions?
Doctor :   Hi Dr vvvvv
Doctor :   here
Doctor :   let me read ur query?
User :   ok
Doctor :   i guess u have folliculitis,
Doctor :   that has grown to a small absess or a furuncle
User :   can you tell me a little about that and what I might do
Doctor :   May i know where u reside ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   infection of the hair follicles from skin based bacteria - is folliculitis
Doctor :   once the infection, occurs, and then the infection persists, to grow into an larger size, its a furuncle
Doctor :   this is basically due to staphylococcal infection,
Doctor :   and you may need some antibiotics for treating the infection
Doctor :   and also, some NSAIDs to reduce the inflammation
Doctor :   Can u tell me your age, and prior medical history and medication list u may be on?
User :   I am the alternative medicine type who prefers not to take antibiotics. Are there any other ways to treat it other than antibiotics?
Doctor :   since the size is of a nickel, i suspect that it may need to be drained by a small incision
Doctor :   alternative means - to treat a infection are not successful in this case
User :   Age 51, very healthy medical history, no medical problems for over 20 years, last issue appendix in 1989
Doctor :   but cold packs can help reduce the pain, & inflammation
User :   I am ok with having it drained, maybe I need to go see a local doctor
Doctor :   since this is a infection and not a chronic disorder, i dont think, alternative meds can help here
Doctor :   yes, you may need to see your GP, who can drain it for you
Doctor :   are u there ?
Doctor :   Do u have any other query?
User :   yes, thinking if I have more questions
Doctor :   oh ok
User :   I don't have a GP, maybe I should go to an instacare facility
Doctor :   any ER facility can also help u out
User :   ER is probably expensive, IHC has instacare that I think is better, any advice on how to find a GP?
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   you can go to any Internist, and ask him if he can be your GP
Doctor :   You can call the doctors office, and ask him if they take walk ins
Doctor :   and then once u get an appointment or so, you can ask him , if he can be your service provider
Doctor :   i hope i have solved ur query
User :   ok, thanks for the help, my time is about up. Good to know what it is likely to be, when something grows that fast the cancer bells start ringing
Doctor :  
thanks for consulting me , please feel free to leave your feedback, as u log out
Doctor :   this does not look like cancer to me anyway
Doctor :   have a good day
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
User :   thanks, you too, will leave feedback
Doctor :   bye and thanks again
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