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Treatment for folliculitis in the genital area - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   hi! i have a lump on my clitoris. it is swollen and i think it has puss inside. it is not itchy but it is slightly painful when touched.
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi
Doctor :   Since when is the lesion present ?
User :   i had the irritation yesterday
User :   and i only saw it today
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   well the clitoris is very sensitive part , any lesion over it will be very painful , so do not handle it
Doctor :   its folliculitis what i suspect
Doctor :   you need to be put on antibiotics
User :   ok what antibiotics?
Doctor :   hence you need a clinical examination by a gynecologist after which you can be placed on appropriate antibiotics
User :   is there any ove the counter antibiotics that i can buy?
Doctor :   the choice of antibiotics can be done after clinical examination and rule out any other forms of infection in and around the genitilia
Doctor :   no, you do need a written prescription for antibiotics
User :   ok..
User :   so i do still need to go to see a doctor
Doctor :   jus keep washing it with pure water or warm saline
Doctor :   so that the infection do not spread and there should be not much pain due to dryness
Doctor :   yes, you have to visit a gynecologist
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   that's all
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
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