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Reddish sore groin area with white discharge. Infection?

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My husbands groin has a white discharge, sore and red. What could this be
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Men's Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 2 hours later
Hi

Thanks for posting your query

Need some information before I can come to some conclusive help

1] How long has this been there?
2] Is there any history of injury?
3] Associated symptoms like fever etc ?
4] Swelling in other groin ?
5] History of Diabetes?
6] Pictures if you can send ?
7] Any investigations done ?

Get Back to me with this information and I will help you out
Wishing your husband a Speedy Recovery

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Follow-up: Reddish sore groin area with white discharge. Infection? 6 minutes later

1] How long has this been there? A couple of days
2] Is there any history of injury? He did have the same thing about a month ago
3] Associated symptoms like fever etc ? No just the pus (with a smell), soreness and redness on the groin (the bikini line on women)
4] Swelling in other groin ? No
5] History of Diabetes? No
6] Pictures if you can send ? No pictures
7] Any investigations done ? Just on the internet and in the medical text books I have from a medical assistance program
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 15 minutes later
Hi

Thanks for posting your query

What I gather from your information is that he has either of the following :

1] An infected boil or a cyst which has ruptured
2] An infected lymphnode

In either case you need to get the culture report of the pus done and start antibiotics accordingly

Also dress the wound after cleaning it with povidone iodine solution daily

Hope this helps
Am available for any followup queries
If there are no further doubts, do accept my reply and rate it

Get Well Soon
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