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Cause and cure for white headed boils on penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Penis Problems
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   I've got 4-5 white headed boils at the pubic section at the begining of the penis (not on the tip) its been 2 days now and they are growing forming a union. This is recurring for the 2nd time after a span of 4 months at the same spot. Earlier it was treated with a doctors consult with an antiseptic (betadine) along with T-bac cream and OPOX & some tablets (not aware of the name at present). Please advise whether its some kind of disease or critical in nature.
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hello
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Are those boils painful?
User :   not exactly only when touched
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   its been months since i last had sex
Doctor :   Do you have a any other symptoms like fever
User :   no
Doctor :   discharge from penis,
Doctor :   Do you have a burning sensation or pain with urination?
User :   earlier when i had it it formed a union and bursted that's it then it was fine after i got it treated
User :   slight actually not sure can't feel it
Doctor :   can you send a picture of it.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Send it to YYYY@YYYY
User :   ok right away
User :   sent it
User :   did you receive it?
Doctor :   I'll check it.
User :   what do you feel it can be?
Doctor :   I yet to receive it.
User :   i'm confused and worried
Doctor :   There is nothing to worry.
Doctor :   It looks like skin infection.
User :   since yesterday i'm treating it with betadine and t-bac cream
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   what should be done for it
User :   what is the reason for the recurrence?
Doctor :   Is there any improvement?
User :   no its growing
Doctor :   Can you send the picture again?
User :   yes
Doctor :   They it would be better to get it checked with dermatologist.
Doctor :   You might require oral anti biotic for that.
Doctor :   Did you follow what i have said?
User :   ok
User :   any suggestions from your side
User :   I've sent it again with 2 more pics
Doctor :   continue the betadine and t-bac cream.
User :   ok fine
Doctor :   If there is no improvement,
User :   i hope it isn't something serious
Doctor :   You can consult a dermatologist/GP for further assistance.
User :   fine
User :   any opinion on seeing the pictures, are these common occurence?
Doctor :   It looks like probably simple skin infection.
User :   thanks for your advise doctor, is treating it with betadine and t-bac appropriate
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   if there is no improvement.
User :   how many days should i wait for
Doctor :   2 to 3 days
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else?
User :   that's all
User :   had to know about it? very scared
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting healthcaremagic.
Doctor :   bye for now.
User :   thanks to you too, do you suggest any oral anti biotic
Doctor :   oral anti biotic are given only after physical examination.
Doctor :   It cannot be given online.
User :   fine thanks for the consultation
Doctor :   Bye.
User :   bye
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