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Whitish scaly lesion on upper lip - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries righ
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I've had a whitish scaly lesion
Doctor :   How can i help you today ?
User :   on my upper lip for a week now
User :   and it doesn't seem to get any better.
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   30
Doctor :   Do u have any pain or itching around it ?
User :   more like a burning sensation
Doctor :   and this is being since 1 week ?
User :   If I touch it, it is painless
User :   yes, for 1 week
Doctor :   have u had this before ?
User :   No, I do have cold sores, but this does not resemble a cold sore
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any discharge ?
User :   no
Doctor :   May i know the size of the lesion?
User :   quite small, round like a cold sore
Doctor :   ok
User :   probably 0,5 cm
Doctor :   this could be a viral lesion or a fungal infection
Doctor :   can u send me a picture of the lesion to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   I CAN review the pictures and then revert back to you on your email ID
Doctor :   Are u there ?
User :   yes, sorry, just taking the picture
User :   and sending it
Doctor :   ok no problem
Doctor :   it may take a while for me to recieve it
Doctor :   if the time ends, i will send you the info via email
Doctor :   please confirm your email id for me
User :   YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   once i recieve the mail, i will revert back to you
User :   ok, thanks.
User :   Just sent it.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please wait while i see if i have recieved it
User :   Ok, thanks.
Doctor :   i got it
Doctor :   it seems to be a furuncle , which is a bacterial infection
Doctor :   you can apply a bacterial cream called soframycin
Doctor :   this will clear the infection
User :   I just got worried because the skin is scaly and flaky
Doctor :   that is fine
Doctor :   it will clear soon
Doctor :   it usually occurs with infections like these
User :thank you very much
User :   and all the best for you.
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   thanks and wish you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   take care and have a good day
User :   A good day to you too, Dr.
Doctor :   thanks
Doctor :   bye for now
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